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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5

Subscription Management Tool Guide

Authors: Tomáš Bažant, Jakub Friedl, and Florian Nadge
Publication Date: September 10, 2021
About This Guide
Additional Documentation and Resources
Giving Feedback
Documentation Conventions
1 Overview
2 SMT Installation
2.1 SMT Configuration Wizard
2.2 Upgrading from Previous Versions of SMT
2.3 Enabling SLP Announcements
3 SMT Server Configuration
3.1 Activating and Deactivating SMT with YaST
3.2 Setting the Update Server Credentials with YaST
3.3 Setting SMT Database Password with YaST
3.4 Setting E-mail Addresses to Receive Reports with YaST
3.5 Setting the SMT Job Schedule with YaST
4 Mirroring Repositories on the SMT Server
4.1 Mirroring Credentials
4.2 Managing Software Repositories with SMT Command Line Tools
4.3 The Structure of /srv/www/htdocs for SLE 11
4.4 The Structure of /srv/www/htdocs for SLE 12
4.5 Using the Test Environment
4.6 Testing and Filtering Update Repositories with Staging
4.7 Repository Preloading
5 Managing Repositories with YaST SMT Server Management
5.1 Starting SMT Management Module
5.2 Viewing and Managing Repositories
5.3 Staging Repositories
5.4 Jobs and Client Status Monitoring
6 Managing Client Machines with SMT
6.1 Listing Registered Clients
6.2 Deleting Registrations
6.3 Manual Registration of Clients at SUSE Customer Center
6.4 Scheduling Periodic Registrations of Clients at SUSE Customer Center
6.5 Compliance Monitoring
7 SMT Reports
7.1 Report Schedule and Recipients
7.2 Report Output Formats and Targets
8 SMT Tools and Configuration Files
8.1 Important Scripts and Tools
8.2 SMT Configuration Files
8.3 Server Certificates
9 Configuring Clients to Use SMT
9.1 Using Kernel Parameters to Access an SMT Server
9.2 Configuring Clients with AutoYaST Profile
9.3 Configuring Clients with the clientSetup4SMT.sh Script in SLE 11 and 12
9.4 Configuring Clients with YaST
9.5 Registering SLE11 Clients against SMT Test Environment
9.6 Registering SLE12 Clients against SMT Test Environment
9.7 Listing Accessible Repositories
9.8 Online Migration of SUSE Linux Enterprise Clients
9.9 How to Update Red Hat Enterprise Linux with SMT
10 Advanced Topics
10.1 Backup of the SMT Server
10.2 Disconnected SMT Servers

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