SLES for System z subscriptions are counted incorrectly in SMT/NCC
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z
When running "smt-report" on an SMT server you are getting a message like the following:
"5 machines use too many 'SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (Z-Series)' subscriptions."
Please go ahead as follows:
- Pick one of the SLES for System z instances and note the GUID of the system. For SLES 10 you find it in /etc/zmd/deviceid, for SLES 11 you find it in in the variable "username=" in the file /etc/zypp/credentials.d/NCCcredentials.
- If you registered against an SMT server, log in to SMT and run "smt-list-registrations | grep Z-Series". Delete all "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (Z-Series)" registrations except for the one with the GUID you noted above. You can delete them via the following command: "smt-delete-registration --guid" followed by the respective GUID.
- If you registered directly against the NCC, log in to your NCC account and delete all SLES for System z instances except for the one with the GUID you noted above.
- Edit the file /etc/suseRegister.conf on each of the systems (except for the one with the GUID you noted above) and set the parameter
to the value you copied in step 1.
E.g. : hostGUID=9bcbafd04c0847faa87dd63eb2cefd62
- Execute "suse_register -L /root/.suse_register.conf". This will send above <guid> as host-GUID to the SMT server, so no subscriptions are counted wrong. Please note, that you also have to specify an activation code when activating a virtual system directly against NCC. Otherwise no update catalogs would be added.
- When using SMT, run "smt-register -L /var/log/smt/smt-register.log". This will correct the subscription information. Then check the output of "smt-report".
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- Document ID:7007622
- Creation Date: 22-May-2012
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- Subscription Management Tool
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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