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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1

1 RMT Installation and Configuration

RMT is included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server starting with version 15. 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.

Warning: RMT Server Will Conflict with Installation Server

Configuring a server to be an RMT server installs and configures the NGINX Web server, listening on port 80.

However, configuring a machine to be an installation server automatically installs the Apache Web server and configures it to listen on port 80.

Do not try to enable both these functions on the same server. It is not possible for a single server to host both simultaneously.

1.1 Installation During System Installation

To install it during installation, select the rmt-server package. The package selection is available in the Installation Settings step of the installation when selecting Software.

RMT Pattern
Figure 1.1: RMT Pattern

We recommend 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:

> 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.

    > sudo yast2 rmt

    Alternatively, start YaST and 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 a new MariaDB user and database name. This user will then 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 fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server. Enter all domain names and IP addresses with which you want to reach the RMT server as alternative common names.

    When all common names are entered, select Next.

  5. If firewalld is enabled on this system, enable the checkbox to open the required ports.

    Enabling Ports in firewalld
    Figure 1.2: Enabling Ports in firewalld

    If firewalld is not enabled now and you plan to enabled it later, you can always open relevant ports by running the yast2 rmt module.

    Tip: Fine-tuning firewalld Settings

    By clicking Firewall Details, you can open the relevant ports for specific network interfaces only.

    Continue with Next.

  6. To view the summary, click Next. Close YaST by clicking Finish. YaST then enables and starts all systemd services and timers.

1.4 Enabling SLP Announcements

RMT includes the SLP service description file /etc/slp.reg.d/rmt-server.reg. To enable SLP announcements of the RMT service, follow these steps:

  1. If firewalld is running, open relevant ports and reload the firewalld configuration:

    > sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=427/tcp
    > sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=427/udp
    > sudo firewall-cmd --reload
  2. Verify that SLP server is installed and possibly install it:

    > sudo zypper install openslp-server
  3. Enable and start the SLP service:

    > sudo systemctl enable slpd.service
    > sudo systemctl restart slpd.service