Setup Wizard

Setting up SUSE Manager typically requires some extra steps after installation for common configuration tasks.

The Admin  Setup Wizard link is displayed when the SUSE Manager Web UI is used for the fist time and can be accessed later at any time by clicking Admin  Setup Wizard. On the three tabs configure the HTTP proxy server, organization credentials, and SUSE products.

HTTP Proxy:

If needed configure a proxy server that SUSE Manager will use to access SCC (SUSE Customer Center) and other remote servers here. Use hostname:port syntax in the HTTP Proxy  HTTP Proxy Hostname: field if the proxy port is not 8080. Clearing the fields disables proxy.

admin proxy settings
Organization Credentials:

Select Admin  Setup Wizard  Organization Credentials  Add a new credential then enter user name and password to give another organization/user access to SUSE Customer Center.

admin organization credentials

After saving, a new credential card will be displayed. Buttons below the credential card allow you to:

  • Check credential validation status (green tick or red cross icon). To re-check the credential with SCC, click the icon.

  • Set the primary credentials for inter-server synchronization (yellow star icon).

  • List the subscriptions related to a certain credential (list icon).

  • Edit the credential (pencil icon).

  • Delete the credential (trash can icon).

Main Menu  Admin  SUSE Products

On the Main Menu  Admin  SUSE Products page, select product-specific channels you are entitled to.

admin suse products

The products displayed are directly linked to your organization credentials and your SUSE subscriptions. Product extension and module lists are shown when you click the arrow to the left of the product description. This is a cascading mechanism and allows to unfold several levels according to the integration of the extensions and modules in the base product.

Products based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 or higher have a toggle button named include recommended. When the toogle button is enabled on a base product, recommended extensions and modules are automatically selected for synchronization. When the include recommended button is enabled, you may uncheck product child channels you are not interested in syncing. Recommended channels are labeled accordingly. You cannot disable required channels.

If you click the Channels icon in a row of a product, a popup lists the underlying channels (repositories) that build the product.

In the row above the product listing two filter options are available:

  • Search by the product description. The filter limits the search to base products.

  • Filter by architecture. Click in the search field (or press Enter ) and then select from drop-down menu. You can repeat this as often as necessary. To remove an architecture either click the “x” symbol (or press Backspace ).

    When you have made your selection(s), click Add products in the upper right area. This is equivalent to running mgr-sync add products or mgr-sync without any arguments.

    View the synchronization progress in the status bar field to the right.

    Synchronization Time

    Channel synchronization will start and might take several hours. When finished the corresponding channels can be used in SUSE Manager.

    If Synchronization Fails

    SUSE does not automatically trust 3rd party GPG keys. If a reposync fails check if an untrusted GPG key is the cause by viewing the log files located in:


    Look for lines similar to the following:

    ['/usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync', '--channel', 'sle-12-sp1-ga-desktop-
    nvidia-driver-x86_64', '--type', 'yum', '--non-interactive']
    ChannelException: The GPG key for this repository is not part of the keyring.
    Please run spacewalk-repo-sync in interactive mode to import it.

    Alternatively, you can add listed channels immediately by clicking the Add this product button in the status column. A progress bar will be displayed. The main product will expand, and then you may select add-on products belonging to the product that is currently added. To overview required channels, select the list icon in the SUSE Products  Channels column. Once a product has finished downloading, the status bar state will change from a filled percentage value to SUSE Products  Finished.