A subscription is an entitlement associated to a machine.
Each machine is uniquely identified with a
System ID and a
System ID is the name fol the machine registered at Dartagnan instance, while
Secret is mainly used to invoke remote APIs to retrieve subscription plans information
and send inventory along with alerts.
Both credentials are used also to access stable updates repositories using HTTP basic authentication.
System ID and
Secret are generated from the Dartagnan instance and must be saved inside
client, see nethserver-subscription for more technical details.
Stable updates repositories
Stable updates repositories are clones of NethServer and upstream YUM
repositories. Any RPM update is delayed for a week at least after it has been
released by upstream, then it is gradually released to all the subscribed machines
tier is a snapshot of a repository in a given time and updates flow from the
tier 0 (
t0) to tier 3 (
- Each machine is automatically associated to a tier.
- Tiers are considered only by overnight/automated updates
- Day-time/manual updates from system console or Software Center page always point to the base tier
When a specific RPM will be available on stable updates repositories?
If the RPM follows the automated schedule, and is released during week 0 by upstream repositories, then it is available during week 2 from stable repositories.
In other words, the minimum age of an RPM from stable repositories is one week.
This is the automated overnight updates schedule: