By: rhasleton

March 11, 2011 11:26 am

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Load Balancing SMT servers with a SLES11 SP1 HAE Cluster

Load Balancing SMT Servers with a SLES11 SP1 HAE Cluster My setup is 3 servers running in VMware Workstation, using an iSCSI backed disk for the shared storage. At the end of following this guide, you should have a 3-node HAE cluster, with 2 of the nodes running SMT and the 3rd node load balancing […]

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By: Peter Schinagl

February 4, 2011 4:30 pm

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Appliance Toolkit (ATK) Helper Guide

Appliance Toolkit Landscape OBS openSUSE Build Service (OBS) creates repositories with RPM packages built from sources NCC the Novell Customer Center provides patches and updates to SUSE Linux Enterprise customer SMT Subscription Management Tool (SMT) mirrors the Novell repositories into the corporate network Studio Onsite consume repositories (from OBS and/or SMT) to build appliances SLMS […]

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By: khurni

December 16, 2010 4:42 pm

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Ensuring files for patches are accurate in SMT

We recently ran into a situation where all of our SLES 10 SP3 and OES2 SP2 servers that had been upgraded (from SLES 10 SP2 or OES2 SP1 respectively) failed to apply all the post patches via our SMT server. We would right-click on the ZMD icon, apply the patches and all we would receive […]

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By: paulgear

December 14, 2009 11:31 pm

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What the world needs now is a better SMT

Novell's SMT (Subscription Management Tool) is a software update tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE.  I've had the dubious honour of working with it over the last few months on a customer site.  These notes were compiled as a result of installing SMT on three different servers, and interacting with various people […]

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By: hvermeulen

December 17, 2008 11:20 am

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Advanced Patch Management Using the New Subscription Management Tool (SMT)

This AppNote will describe how you can add additional patch environments to SMT. An increasing number of companies have their systems divided over a test, acceptance and production environment. Patches and updates should be provided to those environments in turn. In other words, a single test environment is not enough, additional staging environments are required. […]

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By: ataschner

November 12, 2008 6:31 pm

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Creating a YUM Repository and Publishing it with SMT

YUM (Yellow dog Updater, Modified) repositories are represented in XML where the repository metadata is stored in gzipped XML files in a repodata subdirectory - sibling to the rpm subdirectory. Repositories are described at Software Repositories. Both SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Desktop and Server 10 can be used to create the repository as the SLE […]

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By: Michael Friesenegger

October 31, 2008 2:17 pm

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Sneakernetting SLES10 SP2 Updates using the Subscription Management Tool (SMT)

An installation server can be added if there are a number of servers in the secured location that can be updated over the secured network. Look at the “Using an Installation server in the secured location” section. Otherwise, the updates will need to be local to each SLES server that is updated. Here is […]

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By: ataschner

September 5, 2008 5:47 pm

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How to clean SMT completely out of Apache DocumentRoot

In some scenarios it is not feasible to place the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) certificate and repository directories inside the apache2 DocumentRoot structure. It can for instance be security policies that prohibit even creating symbolic links to the SMT data within the DocumentRoot. Disclaimer: Before reading on, you must be aware that this is not […]

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By: ataschner

August 15, 2008 11:50 am

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Keep your SUSE Linux Desktops, Servers and OES Servers Updated with Subscription Management Tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise

You don't want to let/have all your machines connect to Novell Customer Center to register and retrieve updates for bandwidth and / or security reasons. You have servers or desktops in isolated networks that are difficult to update without having to invent your own update management solutions. You are using the the "yup" (Yum […]

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