Im trying out this release and I do not have a flex id for smartsense. It is greyed out and it is forcing me to have one. The previous release allowed me to not have this checked and I leave that up to the customer. Any insight is appreciated.
Flex ID is applicable if you have corresponding subscription with Hortonworks. If you don't, you sould be able to "Disable" it through "Enable Flex Subscription" option (it is disabled by default)
In the Ambari "Config" screen for "SmartSense", you should be able to see it as below.
I am still curious how did it become mandatory for you as the default config is "No". How are you installing? Using UI, BluePrints, APIs?
If I would enable flex subscription, an additional " Flex Subscription ID" would be required.
Disabled flex subscription still seems to require "SmartSense ID", which I do not have.
=>Seems to be a bug in Ambari setup.