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Old 07-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Registration classic vs subscription


I don't get it while I have no worry's installing and registering my rhel6.2 systems to classic managment in the kickstart file with the line:
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rhnreg_ks -v --username "myRHNuser" --password "secret" --proxy=proxy.cn.xxx.com:80 --proxyUser=xxx --proxyPassword=yyy
Trying the same line with a rhel5.8 fails. Doing it manually after the installation tells me that:
Quote:
note: One of the above Software Channel Entitlement(s) are required
to provides access to: cid6957 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64)
Error Class Code: 70
Error Class Info:
All available subscriptions for the requested channel have been exhausted.
Both systems are hosted by vmware. Checking my classsic managment tells me that I have 10 available subscriptions.
Are the classic subscriptions tied to certain rhel version?
I would have thought with my classic subscriptions I could register any rhel that is currently supported. From the error message I interpret that rhel5 is trying to get a subscription channel and is not registering to redhat classic.
Is there a way to force registering to rhn classic managment?
 
Old 07-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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Subscriptions are tied to channels which are tied to versions. So you will need to update your subscription to get entitlements for that version. Contact Red Hat support with this, they will get back to you right away with your options based upon what you currently have.
 
Old 07-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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http://www.redhat.com/about/contact/dir/#custservice

A few reported "bugs" are on the red hat site but I don't believe this is an actual bug, just a pebkac error for the most part by the users reporting them.

Red Hat entitlements/subscriptions are very finicky and I have had to contact red hat support a few times with issues in relation to them.
 
Old 07-12-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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And I actually found a good portal page from Red Hat on the topic as well:


Resolution

Red Hat Network:

When this error occurs while registering systems to http://rhn.redhat.com/, it tells that user account does not have enough subscriptions. Please, delete registered systems profile which you do not anymore and try to re-register the system again to RHN.
This issue can also arise if the user tries to register a DIFFERENT version of RHEL which is NOT PERMITTED by his SUBSCRIPTION, So it is better to check RHEL version according to subscription before trying to register to RHN.

Red Hat Network Satellite:

Sync the appropriate channel with the following command on the Satellite server:

# satellite-sync -c <channel>

To see the list of channels that can be synced, run the following command:

# satellite-sync -l

Note that the channel sync can take quite a while (it has to pull down all the packages and associated metadata from the Red Hat Network). Wait until the satellite-sync is complete, then try to register the client again.
If the RHEL version has reached EOL(End of Life) you won't be able to register systems to Satellite.

Root Cause

Red Hat Network:

When rhn account does not have enough subscriptions, rhnreg_ks command gives us this error messages.
This issue can also arise if the user tries to register a DIFFERENT version of RHEL which is NOT PERMITTED by his SUBSCRIPTION.

Red Hat Network Satellite:

Sync the appropriate channel with Satellite server.

Diagnostic Steps

To check the RHEL version :

# cat /etc/redhat-release
 
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #5
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Thank you for your thoughts Kustom42.
I have now written to Redhat to see what they come up with.
 
Old 07-16-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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rhel5 subscriptions

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Originally Posted by Kustom42 View Post
Resolution

Red Hat Network:

When this error occurs while registering systems to http://rhn.redhat.com/, it tells that user account does not have enough subscriptions. Please, delete registered systems profile which you do not anymore and try to re-register the system again to RHN.
# cat /etc/redhat-release
Hello Kustom42
Redhat wrote me more or less the same, together with your hint I rechecked my licensing, and YES, I was the problem.
All my rhel5 subscriptions were in use. I have now learnt that rhel5 and rhel6 are different subscription channels and I did not have any rhel5 left, while I still have enough rhel6. Thanks for your time and thoughts.
 
  


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