How to add a random delay to the Red Hat Insights client upload?

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Issue

  • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Insights is scheduled via a job in /etc/cron.daily.

  • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and later, Red Hat Insights is scheduled via the systemd.timer /usr/lib/systemd/system/insights-client.timer

  • How can we add a random delay to this schedule in our RHEL 6 or RHEL 7 Insights clients to prevent large spikes in utilization caused by all clients uploading at the same time?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 + Red Hat Insights
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 + Red Hat Insights

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