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: ataschner

December 10, 2009 10:23 am

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Upgrading Subscription Management Tool from version 1.0 to 1.1

The goal of this document is to walk the reader through the process of upgrading a Subscription Management Tool (SMT) 1.0 server to version 1.1. It also provides precautionary measures to ensure panic-free and timely recovery in case something should wrong during the upgrade. Note: Upgrading SMT is not officially supported by Novell. […]

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By: jrecord

August 22, 2008 6:50 pm

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Rollback SLES Online Updates with LVM Snapshots

Overview Configuration Prepare to Update Update the System Accept the Update Reject the Update Rollback from Disaster Conclusion Overview This document is offered as an alternative solution to Rollback SLES Online Updates with Software RAID1. If you have your system disk configured with Logical Volume Management (LVM), you can implement this solution as a way […]

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By: variia

August 15, 2008 1:12 pm

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Advanced Update Server Mirroring including OES

Related articles about this which I think is fair to share here as a starter: TID: Setting up a local update server for SLE 10 Mirroring Update Servers This article is based on those above with additional notes for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SP1, SP2 and OES2. There are still questions […]

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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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By: jrecord

April 11, 2008 1:37 pm

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Rollback SLES Online Updates with Software RAID1

Overview Configuration Break the Mirror Update the Server Accept the Update Reject the Update Why this Works Testing Notes Conclusion Overview I have often been asked if you can rollback a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) after applying an online system update. The answer effectively is no. SLES uses installed RPM packages to build its […]

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