Updating manifest from old subscription model to new subscription model

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite 6

Issue

  • We are planning to roll-out Satellite 6, while we still have the old subscription model in place
  • What will happen when we go to the new subscription model by the end of the year?
    • Will re-uploading of the manifest work and link system subscribed to satellite to the appropriate subscription or what will happen in this case?

Resolution

  • The update from the old subscription model to the new subscription model will work and attach appropriate subscription based upon the products installed on the specific host
  • Still manual intervention/correction might be required in certain cases, especially if using Virtual Datacenter subscription where the hypervisors are not correctly detected

Root Cause

  • auto-attach functionality does not recognize all current use cases, thus may be failing to assign correct subscriptions in rare cases. In virtualized environment, the problem often comes when hypervisors are not properly recoginzed by virt-who

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