Subscription Management Tool (SMT) for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 helps customers to manage their SUSE Linux Enterprise software updates while maintaining corporate firewall policy and regulatory compliance requirements. SMT is a package proxy system that is integrated with the Novell® Customer Center and provides key Novell Customer Center capabilities locally at the customer site. It provides a repository and registration target that is synchronized with the Novell Customer Center, thus maintaining all the capabilities of the Novell Customer Center while allowing a more secure centralized deployment.
The Subscription Management Tool Guide is divided into the following chapters:
This chapter introduces the SMT installation process and the SMT Configuration Wizard. You can install the SMT add-on together with your base system during the installation process or on top of an already installed base system. The SMT Configuration Wizard guides you through the individual installation steps.
This chapter introduces the YaST configuration module SMT Server. You can set and configure organization credentials, SMT database passwords, and e-mail addresses to send SMT reports, or set the SMT job schedule, and activate or deactivate the SMT service.
This chapter introduces the option to mirror the installation and update sources with YaST.
This chapter introduces the option to register client machines on Novell Customer Center. The Client machines must be configured to use SMT.
This chapter introduces generated reports based on SMT and Novell Customer Center data. Generated reports contain statistics of all registered machines and products used and of all active, expiring, or missing subscriptions.
This chapter introduces the most important scripts, configuration files and certificates shipped with SMT.
This chapter introduces the option to configure any client machine to register against SMT and download software updates from there instead of communicating directly with the Novell Customer Center and the NU servers.
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