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Bug 1512566 - Streamline new host registration
Summary: Streamline new host registration
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1376808
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Candlepin
Version: 6.2.12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
medium vote
Target Milestone: Unspecified
Assignee: Barnaby Court
QA Contact: Katello QA List
Depends On:
Blocks: 1122832
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-13 14:29 UTC by Beat Rubischon
Modified: 2017-11-20 10:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-11-20 10:20:16 UTC
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Description Beat Rubischon 2017-11-13 14:29:20 UTC
Description of problem:

Satellite 6 offers four possibilities to register a new host:

* Preconfigure host in Foreman
* Using ``
* Using subscription-manager
* Facts upload with pulp

While preconfiguring hosts and results in identical configuratilon, subscription-manager and puppet gives different users experience.

This BZ addresses subscription-manager

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Satellite 6.2.12

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download
2. subscription-manager register --org=myOrg --name=`hostname -f` --activationkey=myKey --force

Actual results:

Without in the list of known domains:
-> Host is named "", primary interface is named "", domain of primary interface is blank.

With in the list of known domains:
-> Host is named "", primary interface is named "server", domain is "".

Expected results:

Host is named as FQDN (Foreman standard), the name of the primary interface is the shortname and the domain set to the host's domain. In case the domain doesn't exist, create an error. This would be consistent to the WebUI and

Additional info:

While was created to circumvent all issues in the registration through subscription-manager, it's need for a Satellite user login and password is a blocker for enterprise customers.

Comment 1 Peter Vreman 2017-11-14 08:52:02 UTC
That subscription-manager create the foreman host is implicity done. There is no way to disable this to force the new If is the way forward then all other implicit host creations must fail.

Better give an error than do something that creates incorrect configuraiton.

For me as a customer this would help me a lot to make sure i am only using processes that are really working.

Comment 2 Brad Buckingham 2017-11-14 20:37:02 UTC
Hi Beat,

Thanks for the well written bugzilla.  Would this be a duplicate of bug 1344011 or bug 1376808?

It appears that the --name is not being honored.


Comment 3 Beat Rubischon 2017-11-20 10:20:16 UTC
Brad, thanks for the pointers. bz1376808 looks good and describes the behavior I saw by reproducing the issue. The customer uses katello.facts to override the hostname as the application (SAP) insists on shortnames:

[root@brownie ~]# hostname

[root@brownie ~]# cat /etc/rhsm/facts/katello.facts 

I'll close this BZ.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1376808 ***

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