Upgrade the Proxy

SUSE Manager Proxies are managed in the same way as clients. Maintenance updates (MU) can be installed on the SUSE Manager Proxy in the same way as other clients. MU updates require a restart of the proxy service.

Before you perform any proxy update, schedule a maintenance window. The clients registered to SUSE Manager through the proxy will not be able to connect to SUSE Manager while the update is in progress. For more information about maintenance windows, see administration:maintenance-windows.adoc.

SUSE Manager uses an X.Y.Z versioning schema. To determine which upgrade procedure you need, look at which part of the version number is changing.

Major Version Upgrade (X Upgrade)

Upgrading to the next major version. For example, upgrading from 3.2 to 4.0 or to 4.1. This type of upgrade does not apply to 4.2. See upgrade:proxy-x.adoc.

Minor Version Upgrade (Y Upgrade)

Upgrading to the next minor version. This is often referred to as a service pack (SP) migration. For example, upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2 or from 4.0 to 4.2. See upgrade:proxy-y-z.adoc.

Patch Level Upgrade (Z Upgrade)

Upgrading within the same minor version. This is often referred to as a maintenance update. For example, upgrading from 4.2.0 to 4.2.1. See upgrade:proxy-y-z.adoc.