2.0 SMT Server Configuration

This chapter introduces the YaST configuration module for the SMT server. This module can be used to set and configure mirroring credentials, SMT database passwords, and e-mail addresses for receiving SMT reports. The module also lets you set the SMT job schedule, and activate or deactivate the SMT service.

To configure SMT with SMT Server Configuration, follow the steps below.

  1. Start the YaST module SMT Server Configuration from the YaST control center or by running yast smt-server from the command line.

  2. To activate SMT, toggle the Enable Subscription Management Tool Service (SMT) option in the Customer Center Access section. For more information about activating SMT with YaST, see Section 2.1, Activating and Deactivating SMT with YaST.

  3. If the firewall is enabled, activate Open Port in Firewall.

  4. In the Customer Center Configuration section of Customer Center Access, you can set the custom server URLs. Set and test credentials for the SUSE Update service. Correct credentials are necessary to enable mirroring from the download server and determine the products that should be mirrored. Also set the e-mail address used for the registration and the URL of your SMT server. For more information, see Section 2.2, Setting the Update Server Credentials with YaST.

  5. In the Database and Reporting section, set the password for the SMT user in the Maria DB database and specify e-mail addresses for receiving reports. For more information, see Section 2.3, Setting SMT Database Password with YaST and Section 2.4, Setting E-mail Addresses to Receive Reports with YaST.

  6. In the Scheduled SMT Jobs section, set a schedule for SMT jobs, such as synchronization of updates, SUSE Customer Center registration, and SMT report generation. For more information, see Section 2.5, Setting the SMT Job Schedule with YaST.

  7. When you are satisfied with the configuration, click OK. YaST updates the SMT configuration and starts or restarts necessary services.

    If you want to abort the configuration and cancel any changes, click Cancel.

    NOTE: Check for Certificate

    When the SMT Configuration applies changes, it checks whether the common server certificate exists. If the certificate does not exist, you will be asked whether the certificate should be created.