SUSE Manager Proxy Registration

Migrating a traditional proxy to a Salt proxy is not possible. SUSE Manager Proxy systems are Salt or traditional clients that are installed with the Unified Installer and registered to SUSE Manager using bootstrap script or GUI.

For more information about reinstalling proxies, see installation:proxy-setup.adoc.

Migrating a traditional proxy to a Salt proxy is not possible. If you want to change a traditional proxy to a Salt proxy, you need to reinstall the proxy. For more information about reinstalling proxies, see installation:proxy-setup.adoc.

After the Salt client is succesfully bootstrapped, it needs to be configured as a`SUSE Manager Proxy.

This procedure describes software channel setup and registering the installed proxy as the SUSE Manager client, using an activation key.

Before you can select the correct child channels while creating the activation key, ensure you have completely downloaded the SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 channel and all the recommended and mandatory SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3 channels.

Procedure: Registering the Proxy
  1. Create an activation key based on the SLE-Product-SUSE-Manager-Proxy-4.2-Pool base channel. For more information about activation keys, see client-configuration:activation-keys.adoc.

    proxy key
    Figure 1. Proxy activation key
  2. From the Child Channels listing select the recommended channels by clicking the include recommended icon:

    • SLE-Module-Basesystem15-SP3-Pool

    • SLE-Module-Basesystem15-SP3-Updates

    • SLE-Module-Server-Applications15-SP3-Pool

    • SLE-Module-Server-Applications15-SP3-Updates

    • SLE-Module-SUSE-Manager-Proxy-4.2-Pool

    • SLE-Module-SUSE-Manager-Proxy-4.2-Updates

      The SLE-Product-SUSE-Manager-Proxy-4.2-Updates channel is mandatory.

      proxy child
      Figure 2. Base and Child Proxy Channel

      For more information about bootstrap scripts, see client-configuration:registration-bootstrap.adoc.

      proxy bootstrap
      Figure 3. Modifying bootstrap script
  3. Alternatively, in the SUSE Manager Web UI, navigate to System  Bootstrapping.

    proxy bootstrapGUI
    Figure 4. Bootstrapping a proxy from GUI
  4. Navigate to System Details  Software  Software Channels, and check that the four proxy channels (Pool and Updates for SLE-PRODUCT and SLE-MODULE) plus the recommended channels are selected. SLE-PRODUCT-Pool must be the base channel and the others are child channels.

    sles15 proxy channels
    Figure 5. Proxy Channels

Continue with setting up the registered SUSE Manager Proxy: proxy-setup.adoc.