20.8 Registering Your System

If you skipped the registration step during the installation, you can register your system at any time using the Product Registration module in YaST.

Registering your systems has these advantages:

  • Eligibility for support

  • Availability of security updates and bug fixes

  • Access to SUSE Customer Center

  1. Start YaST and select Software > Product Registration to open the Registration dialog.

  2. Provide the E-mail address associated with the SUSE account you or your organization uses to manage subscriptions. In case you do not have a SUSE account yet, go to the SUSE Customer Center home page (https://scc.suse.com/) to create one.

  3. Enter the Registration Code you received with your copy of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

  4. To start the registration, proceed with Next. If one or more local registration servers are available on your network, you can choose one of them from a list. Alternatively, to ignore the local registration servers and register with the default SUSE registration server, choose Cancel.

    During the registration, the online update repositories will be added to your upgrade setup. When finished, you can choose whether to install the latest available package versions from the update repositories. This provides a clean upgrade path for all packages and ensures that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is upgraded with the latest security updates available. If you choose No, all packages will be installed from the installation media. Proceed with Next.

    After successful registration, YaST lists extensions, add-ons, and modules that are available for your system. To select and install them, proceed with Section 14.3, Installing Modules and Extensions from Online Channels.