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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

1 RMT Installation and Configuration

Install RMT directly during the installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or install it on a running system. After the packages are installed, use YaST to do an initial configuration.

1.1 Installation During System Installation

RMT is included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server starting with version 15. To install it during installation, select the rmt-server package. The package selection is available in the Installation Settings step of the installation when click Software.

RMT Pattern
Figure 1.1: RMT Pattern

It is recommended to check for available RMT updates immediately after installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server using the zypper patch command. SUSE continuously releases maintenance updates for RMT, and newer packages are likely to be available.

1.2 Installation on Existing System

To install RMT on a running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installation, use zypper:

tux > sudo zypper in rmt-server

1.3 RMT Configuration with YaST

Configure RMT with YaST as described in the following procedure. It is assumed that this procedure is executed on a newly installed system.

  1. Start YaST with the rmt module.

    tux > sudo yast2 rmt

    Alternatively, start YaST and manually select Network Services › RMT Configuration.

  2. Enter your organization credentials. To retrieve your credentials, refer to Section 3.1, “Mirroring Credentials”.

  3. Enter credentials for the MariaDB database. The database user you enter will be created. Then select Next.

    If a password for the MariaDB root user is already set, you are required to enter it. If no password is set for root, you are asked to enter a new one.

  4. Enter a common name for the SSL certificates. The common name should usually be the domain name of the server. Alternative common names can also be entered, for example the IP address.

    When all common names are entered, select Next.

  5. To view a final summary, again select Next. Then select Finish to close YaST. YaST then enables and starts all systemd services and timers.

  6. If you have a firewall enabled, allow access to ports 80 and 443. When using the default zone public, execute the following commands:

    tux > sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=80/tcp --permanent
    tux > sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=443/tcp --permanent
    tux > sudo firewall-cmd --reload
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