Not enough unused monitoring_entitled entitlements in the base org

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Issue

You have the Satellite server with the monitoring entitlements and your satellite certificate expired. You are trying to activate new certificate with the following error:

# rhn-satellite-activate --rhn-cert=satellite-new.cert
RHN_PARENT: satellite.rhn.redhat.com
Error: You do not have enough unused monitoring_entitled entitlements in the base org. You will need at least 25 free entitlements, based on your current consumption. Please un-entitle the remaining systems for the activation to proceed.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux registered to the satellite server with monitoring entitlements.
  • Red Hat Satellite Server 5.x

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