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How to sync SUSE Manager using a SMT server.

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SUSE Manager 3.0
SUSE Manager 3.1


'susemanager-tools' provide an option to sync repositories from a SMT server, instead of syncing directly from the SUSE Customer Center (SCC).


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mgr-sync allows syncing a SUSE Manager from a SMT in two modes, temporary by using the command:

mgr-sync -d 3 refresh --refresh-channels --from-mirror http://<smt-host>

or by editing '/etc/rhn/rhn.conf' and statically configuring the the option :

server.susemanager.mirror = http://<smt-host>

When SSL-Certificates are needed to access SMT via https, than the SMT certificate needs to be placed into folder :


Afterwards it is required to run the following command :


Please note: Directly placing certs into the folder '/etc/ssl/cert' would only just work temporarily, until the next execution of  'update-ca-certificates' takes place, which may happen via one of the regular maintenance updates.


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  • Document ID:7021128
  • Creation Date: 28-Jul-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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