By: rhasleton

March 11, 2011 11:26 am


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 client requests between the 2 nodes.

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By: Peter Schinagl

February 4, 2011 4:30 pm


Appliance Toolkit (ATK) Helper Guide

SUSE® Studio™ Onsite and the SUSE Lifecycle Management Server connect to the Internet as a default to synchronize to the Novell® Customer Center (NCC). At the Novell Customer Center they access repositories of packages and updates for SUSE Linux Enterprise.

You can use the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) to override the default and do the following:

  • Minimize the bandwidth for downloading packages
  • Prevent SUSE Studio and SUSE Lifecycle Management Server from connecting to the Internet

then there are a few more things to consider during the setup of all components.

This guide explains issues you need to consider during setup if you choose either of these options.

This guide does not replace the installation documentation for the components.

Please read and follow the instructions in the product documentation. The purpose of this guide is to provide additional hints and tips.

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By: khurni

December 16, 2010 4:42 pm


Ensuring files for patches are accurate in SMT

How to adjust your SMT server to ensure that all patches downloaded are complete and correct.

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By: paulgear

December 14, 2009 11:31 pm


What the world needs now is a better SMT

What’s wrong with SMT? What’s right with SMT? What does SMT need to do better?

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By: hvermeulen

December 17, 2008 11:20 am


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.

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By: ataschner

November 12, 2008 6:31 pm


Creating a YUM Repository and Publishing it with SMT

This article describes how to create your own YUM update repository and publishing it to your client machines (SLED, SLES, OES etc.) via Subscription Management Tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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By: Michael Friesenegger

October 31, 2008 2:17 pm


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

How do you update SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 servers that are in a secured location that is not connected to the Internet? Simple – use SMT and a DVD or USB storage.

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By: ataschner

September 5, 2008 5:47 pm


How to clean SMT completely out of Apache DocumentRoot

Do your security policies prohibit even creating symbolic links to the SMT data within the DocumentRoot? If yes then read this article which explains how to make SMT comply.

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By: ataschner

August 15, 2008 11:50 am


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

If you have reservations about your current update management alternatives, check this out. The new Subscription Management Tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise doesn’t force you to connect all your machines to Novell Customer Center, helps with servers in isolated networks, improves on YUP, and much more.

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