SUSE Manager PAYG WebUI setup

1. Requirements

SUSE Manager must be setup and running on Microsoft Azure. For more information on finding and setting up SUSE Manager, see Azure Public Cloud Images.

The instance-flavor-check tool and PAYG schedule check
instance-flavor-check Tool

The instance-flavor-check tool is an essential component that comes pre-installed by default. Its presence is crucial, as it determines the status of PAYG instances. When invoked, this tool identifies and categorizes the system as a PAYG instance. By default this tool is configured to run on a schedule named update-payg-default.

update-payg-default schedule task

Navigate to the Admin  Task Schedules to find the update-payg-default task. By default, this task is set to run at 10-minute intervals. Its primary function is to monitor the presence of all running PAYG instances by executing the instance-flavor-check tool.

2. Login to the Webui

Procedure: Login
  1. Login to the SUSE Manager Server Web UI. The username is admin while the password is the name of the instance with -suma appended. When the name of the instance is suma-payg-mycompany, the password is suma-payg-mycompany-suma.

  2. Select Admin  Setup Wizard.

3. Configure the PAYG credentials and product list

On a new server, the organization credentials table is listed at Admin  Setup Wizard  Organization Credentials. The Products table listed under Admin  Setup Wizard  Products will be empty.

Procedure: Verify credentials for PAYG and refreshing the product list
  1. On your new server navigate to the Admin  Setup Wizard  Pay-as-you-go tab to view and manage PAYG credentials. Localhost should provide the description SUSE Manager Pay-as-you-go and the status should read Credentials successfully updated.

  2. Navigate to the Admin  Products tab and click Refresh.

  3. Once the refresh completes the following products are listed:

    • SUSE Manager Proxy

    • SUSE Manager Server

    • Free products

Ubuntu and Debian

Ubuntu and Debian are not currently supported by our RMT servers.

Red Hat Linux Enterprise Clients

SUSE Manager offers support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux clients; however it is important to note that content still needs to be added manually and is not available through the cloud-based RMT service.

For more information, see Red Hat Client Registration.