Chapter 5. Release Information

These release notes highlight technology preview items, recommended practices, known issues, and deprecated functionality to be taken into consideration when deploying this release of Red Hat Satellite 6.

Notes for updates released during the support lifecycle of this Red Hat Satellite 6 release will appear in the advisory text associated with each update.

5.1. Technology Preview

The items listed in this section are provided as Technology Previews. For further information on the scope of Technology Preview status, and the associated support implications, see https://access.redhat.com/support/offerings/techpreview/.

Kernel Execution (kexec) Template
The Kernel execution template for PXE-less boot methods is available as a Technology Preview feature.
Tracer
Integration with the Tracer tool, which was introduced in Satellite 6.3, continues to be available as a Technology Preview feature.
RHV 4 API Support
Using Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4 API to evaluate the new engine API feature, which was introduced in Satellite 6.4, continues to be available as a Technology Preview feature.

5.2. Deprecated Functionality

Red Hat Access plugin
The Red Hat Access plugin has been removed in Red Hat Satellite 6.5.
Docker plug-in
With this release, the Foreman Docker plug-in is deprecated and will be removed as part of a future release. This affects the container functionality that you can find in the Containers section of Satellite web UI.

Template Deprecation

The following template features are removed or flagged for deprecation in Satellite 6.5. Ensure that you update your templates to match these changes.

The modulepath Template Setting
The modulepath setting has been removed.
Kernel and initramdisk Naming Convention Changes
In this release, the naming conventions of kernel and initramdisk in the TFTP folder have changed. For more information, see BZ#1447963.
Template Web UI Changes
Two-pane layout is deprecated and will be removed in the next version.
Snippets Template Macro
The snippets template macro is deprecated and will be removed in the next version. Use snippet() instead.
Operating System Boot Files API
The Operating System API /api/operatingsystems/:id/bootfiles endpoint for boot files is deprecated and will be removed in next version. Calculate boot files for each host.
Operating System medium_uri method
The MediumProviders medium_uri method replaces the Operating System medium_uri method. The Operating System medium_uri method will be removed in the next version. Update any templates that use this method to use the new method. In all customized templates, replace host.operatingsystem.medium_uri(@host) with medium_uri. For more examples, see the read-only templates that ship with Satellite 6.
Operating System repos method
The MediumProviders additional_media method replaces the Operating System repos method. The Operating System repos method will be removed in the next version. Update any templates that use this method to use the new method.
Operating System Boot File URI method
The MediumProviders host.operatingsystem.boot_files_uri method replaces the Operating System boot file URI host.operatingsystem.boot_files_uri method. The Operating System host.operatingsystem.boot_files_uri method will be removed in the next version. Replace any occurrences of @host.operatingsystem.boot_files_uri(@host.medium,@host.architecture) with @host.operatingsystem.boot_files_uri(medium_provider).

5.3. Known Issues

These known issues exist in Red Hat Satellite 6 at this time.

BZ#1465521 - [RFE] API to cancel/delete Remote Execution tasks before their scheduled time

Known Issue

This action cannot be done using the CLI. It will be added in a future release.

BZ#1508957 - Host uniqueness determined by hostname → Registering a host with the same hostname as another host unregisters the original host

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1585272 - Content View Errata Include by Date Filters include more than desired

Workaround

To avoid this issue, use exclude filters to set up your Content View filters.

BZ#1607550 - Ansible Tower inventory integration is slow

Workaround

For a workaround to this issue, see the KCS Solution at https://access.redhat.com/solutions/3596821.

BZ#1655233 - First line of a request transaction (Started GET…​) does not contain request id

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1671319 - Unable to export "Default Organization View 1.0" Content View

Known Issue

The ID field is currently failing.

Workaround

Use different attributes to export.

BZ#1672802 - Satellite Registry does not accept HEAD requests

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1673447 - Capsule sync planning in foreman-tasks sometimes takes too long

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1676626 - Pulp Crane not returning correct headers

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1678339 - Provisioning with AWS Compute fails for eu-north-1 region with errors

Known Issue

This region does not exist in the fog library. This will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1682953 - Module Stream Search not being saved during pagination

Workaround

You must reset the search criteria on each page.

BZ#1686979 - [RFE] Searching and Filtering on the Red Hat Repositories page is inconsistent and confusing

Known Issue

Additional text will be added in a future release to clarify the page.

BZ#1692425 - Turn on task cleanup ON by default

Workaround

This can be turned on manually.

BZ#1694727 - [RFE] Main Recurring logics page does not display recurring logic ID

Known Issue

The recurring logic ID will be added in a future release.

BZ#1695159 - Repo sync not pulling in yum metadata file changes

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1696790 - System purpose status is displayed as "Invalid" instead of "Mismatched"

Known Issue

The text will be updated in a future release.

BZ#1696960 - fsLayers error during sync - Unable to sync coredns from the https://gcr.io

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1698945 - [6.5.1 REQUIRED] Update libsolv to >= 0.6.35

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release..

BZ#1700715 - [RFE] Improve Insights proxying (to be not affected by other loads on RHSAT)

Known Issue

The root cause is still being investigated.

BZ#1703391 - ValidationError (Modulemd:<UUID>) (Field is required: ['context']) when upgrading to 6.5

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.

BZ#1707298 - Insufficient input validation for compute_attributes

Known Issue

This has been fixed upstream and will be resolved in a future release.