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Subscription Management Tool 11.3

Subscription Management Tool Guide

Authors: Jakub Friedl, Florian Nadge, and Tomáš Bažant
Publication Date: July 06, 2021
About This Guide
Additional Documentation and Resources
Documentation Conventions
1 SMT Installation
1.1 Installation During the Initial Installation Process
1.2 Installation on Top of an Already Installed System
1.3 SMT Configuration Wizard
1.4 Update of SMT From Previous Versions
1.5 Migration between SUSE Customer Center and Novell Customer Center
1.6 Enabling SLP Announcements
2 SMT Server Configuration
2.1 Activating and Deactivating SMT with YaST
2.2 Setting NU Credentials with YaST
2.3 Setting SMT Database Password with YaST
2.4 Setting E-mail Addresses to Receive Reports with YaST
2.5 Setting the SMT Job Schedule with YaST
3 Mirroring Repositories on the SMT Server
3.1 Mirroring Credentials
3.2 Managing Software Repositories with SMT Command Line Tools
3.3 The /srv/www/htdocs Structure for SLE 11
3.4 Using the Test Environment
3.5 Testing and Filtering Update Repositories with Staging
4 Managing Repositories with YaST SMT Server Management
4.1 Starting SMT Management Module
4.2 Viewing and Managing Repositories
4.3 Staging Repositories
4.4 Checking the Client Status
5 Managing Client Machines with SMT
5.1 Listing Registered Clients
5.2 Deleting Registrations
5.3 Manual Registration of Clients at Novell Customer Center
5.4 Scheduling Periodic Registrations of Clients at Novell Customer Center
6 SMT Reports
6.1 Report Schedule and Recipients
6.2 Types of SMT Reports
6.3 Report Output Formats and Targets
7 SMT Tools and Configuration Files
7.1 Important Scripts and Tools
7.2 SMT Configuration Files
7.3 Server Certificates
8 Configuring Clients to Use SMT
8.1 Using Kernel Parameters to Access an SMT Server
8.2 Configuring Clients with AutoYaST Profile
8.3 Configuring Clients with the clientSetup4SMT.sh Script in SLE 11
8.4 Configuring Clients with YaST
8.5 Registering SLE11 Clients Against SMT Test Environment
8.6 Listing Accessible Repositories
8.7 How to Update Red Hat Enterprise Linux with SMT 11
9 Backup of the SMT Server
9.1 Configuration Files and Repositories
9.2 The Database

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