Server - Patch Level Upgrade (Z Upgrade)
This update procedure covers simple package updates or a concerted micro update, which is also known as a maintenance update (MU). During a MU the user stops services, updates packages, runs the script to update the database, and restarts services.
This means first you ensure that you have the latest version of all installed packages installed. Then you can upgrade the database schema.
By default, several update channels are configured and enabled for the SUSE Manager Server. New and updated packages will become available automatically.
It is recommended you make a backup of the server before upgrading.
On the SUSE Manager Server, at the command prompt, as root, stop the spacewalk services:
Refresh software repositories:
List available patches:
Apply all available patches:
This command only applies patches. To apply all outstanding updates, use
Restart the spacewalk services:
By default, zypper refreshes the repository every ten minutes (see
Services affected by a package update are not automatically restarted after an update.
You need to restart these services manually to avoid potential failures.
Reboot the server if a patch update recommends rebooting.