2.0 SMT Server Configuration

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

To configure SMT with SMT Server Configuration, follow these steps:

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

  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 with YaST, see Section 2.1, Activating and Deactivating SMT with YaST.

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

  4. In the Customer Center Configuration section of the Customer Center Access tab, choose which service should be used (Novell Customer Center or SUSE Customer Center) and, if necessary, set the custom server URLs. 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 and your SMT server URL. For more information, see Section 2.2, Setting NU Credentials with YaST.

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

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

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

    NOTE: When the SMT Configuration applies configuration changes, it checks for the existence of the common server certificate. If the certificate does not exist, you will be asked if the certificate should be created.