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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3


Blade Chassis Subscriptions cover a new single subscription option for BladeCenter systems. This single subscription covers all host systems on the blades within the BladeCenter chassis, and all virtual SUSE Linux Enterprise Server systems running on the blades. This document describes how to register the host and guest systems.


You need to pick one of the SLES host systems and register this one the normal way, e.g. using YaST2 -> Software -> Novell Customer Center Configuration. You need to specify your activation code during registration. Next, note/copy the so-called GUID of this system: On SLES 10 this is the content of the file /etc/zmd/deviceid, on SLES 11 it can be found in /etc/zypp/credentials.d/NCCcredentials.

On all other systems edit the file /etc/suseRegister.conf:
Uncomment (/add) and set the parameter
to the value you copied in step 1, which is the GUID of the registered system. E.g. :

The next time those systems are registered with the hostGUID parameter being set, it will send the <guid> as host-GUID to the Novell Customer Center (NCC).

Please note, that you have to specify an activation code when activating systems directly against NCC. Otherwise no update catalogs would be added. However no license will be counted for the system. If you however register the systems against an SMT server, specifying an activation code is only needed for registration of the first SLES system (the one of which you pick the GUID from). On all the other systems can be registered without activation code.

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  • Document ID:7006752
  • Creation Date: 30-Aug-2010
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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