5.4 Scheduling Periodic Registrations of Clients at Novell Customer Center

SMT module allows for the easy scheduling of client registrations. In the default configuration, registrations are scheduled to repeat every 15 minutes. To create or modify a new registration schedule, follow these steps:

  1. Start YaST SMT Configuration module (yast2 smt-server).

  2. Go to the Scheduled SMT Job.

  3. Select any NCC Registration job and click Edit if you want to change its schedule.

    To create a new registration schedule, click Add and select NCC Registration as Job to Run.

  4. Choose the Frequency of the scheduled SMT job. You can perform jobs Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Periodically (every n-th hour or every m-th minute).

    Set the Job Start Time by entering Hour and Minute, or, in case of periodical frequency, the relevant periods. For weekly and monthly schedules, select the Day of the Week or the Day of the Month the mirroring should occur.

    NOTE: Lowest Registration Frequency

    Do not set the frequency lower than 10 minutes, because the maximum value of the rndRegister is 450 (7.5 minutes). If the frequency is lower, it may occur that the started process is still sleeping when the next process starts. In this case, the second request will exit.

  5. Click either OK or Add and Finish.

Scheduling of SMT jobs in general is covered in Section 2.5, Setting the SMT Job Schedule with YaST.

YaST uses cron to schedule Novell Customer Center registrations and other SMT jobs. If you do not want to use YaST, use cron directly.

To disable automatic registration, change the forwardRegistration value in the [LOCAL] section of the /etc/smt.conf configuration file to false.