1.0 SMT Installation

SMT is included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server starting with version 12 SP1. To install it, start SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installation, and click Software on the Installation Settings screen. Select the Subscription Management Tool pattern on the Software Selection and System Tasks screen, then click OK.

Figure 1-1 SMT Pattern

HINT: Installing SMT on an Existing System

To install SMT on the existing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server system, run YaST > Software > Software Management, select View > Patterns and select the SMT pattern there.

It is recommended to check for available SMT updates immediately after installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server using the zypper patch command. SUSE continuously releases maintenance updates for SMT, and newer packages are likely to be available.

After the system is installed and updated, perform an initial SMT configuration using YaST > Network Services > SMT Configuration Wizard.

NOTE: Install smt-client

The smt-client package needs to be installed on clients connected to the SMT server. The package requires no configuration, and it can be installed using the sudo zypper in smt-client command.