Proxy - Minor Version or Patch Level Upgrade (Y or Z Upgrade)

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.

When upgrading SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0, ignore the option to upgrade it to version 4.1 as target product. Always select to upgrade SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0 to SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 only.

1. Update the Proxy (Y)

To update a proxy use the Product Migration:

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Figure 1. Proxy Product Migration (Target)
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Figure 2. Proxy Product Migration (Channels)

2. Update the Proxy (Z)

To update a proxy you first stop the proxy service, then update the software and finally restart the proxy service.

Procedure: Updating the SUSE Manager Proxy
  1. On the SUSE Manager Proxy, stop the proxy service:

    spacewalk-proxy stop
  2. In the SUSE Manager Server Web UI, navigate to Systems  Proxy and click the name of the proxy.

  3. Select packages to be updated on the proxy, and then apply the selection.

  4. On the SUSE Manager Proxy, start the proxy service:

    spacewalk-proxy start

If you need to update many proxies, you can create an action chain of this command sequence on the SUSE Manager Server. You can use the action chain to perform updates on multiple proxies at the same time.