2.0 Configuring SMT Using YaST

SMT can be activated and configured using a graphical interface. A special YaST module has been created for this purpose. The YaST SMT Configuration module can be used to configure mirroring credentials, SMT database passwords and e-mail addresses to send SMT reports to, or to set the SMT job schedule, and activate or deactivate the SMT service.

To configure SMT using the YaST SMT Configuration module, follow these steps:

  1. To start YaST SMT module with text (ncurses) interface, run the yast smt command as root.

    To start the YaST SMT module with graphical interface, run yast2 smt as root or open YaST Control Center and select SMT Configuration in the Network Services section.

  2. To activate SMT, check the Enable Subscription Management Tool Service (SMT) option in the Customer Center Access tab. If you want to disable SMT, uncheck this option. For more information about activating SMT using YaST, see Section 2.1, Activating and Deactivating SMT with YaST

  3. In the Customer Center Access tab, set and test credentials for the NU (Novell Update) service. Correct credentials are necessary to enable mirroring from NU 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 NU Credentials with YaST.

  4. In the Database and Reporting tab, set the password for the SMT user in the MySQL database and enter the e-mail addresses where reports should be sent to. 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.

  5. In the Scheduled SMT Jobs tab, set a schedule of periodic SMT jobs, such as synchronization of updates, Novell Customer Center registration, or SMT report generation. For more information, see Section 2.5, Setting the SMT Job Schedule with YaST.

  6. If satisfied with the configuration, click Finish. YaST adjusts the SMT configuration and starts or restarts necessary services.

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

    NOTE: When the YaST SMT module applies configuration changes, it checks for the existence of the common server certificate. If the certificate does not exist, you will be asked whether the certificate should be created and the YaST CA Management module will be started, if you approve.