SD Remote Command

This subtab allows you to run remote commands on the selected system. Before doing so, you must first configure the system to accept such commands.

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  1. On SLE clients, subscribe the system to the SUSE Manager Tools child channel. Then use Zypper to install the rhncfg, rhncfg-client, and rhncfg-actions packages, if not already installed:

    zypper in rhncfg rhncfg-client rhncfg-actions

    On RHEL clients, subscribe the system to the Tools child channel, and use yum to install the rhncfg, rhncfg-client, and rhncfg-actions packages, if not already installed:

    yum install rhncfg rhncfg-client rhncfg-actions
  2. Log in to the system as root and add the following file to the local SUSE Manager configuration directory: allowed-actions/scripts/run.

    • Create the necessary directory on the target system:

      mkdir -p /etc/sysconfig/rhn/allowed-actions/script
    • Create an empty run file in that directory to act as a flag to SUSE Manager, signaling permission to allow remote commands:

      touch /etc/sysconfig/rhn/allowed-actions/script/run

When the setup is complete, refresh the page to view the text boxes for remote commands. Identify a specific user, group, and timeout period, and the script to run. Select a date and time to execute the command, then click Schedule or add the remote command to an action chain. For more about action chains, see reference:schedule/action-chains.adoc.