SUSEconnect Validation failed: Uuid should be formatted as UUID

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


Please note: This applies to SLES for System z only.

An attempt to register a SLES12 zSeries guest with SUSEConnect fails:
SUSEConnect -r <registration code> -e <email>

The following error is returned:
Error: SCC returned 'Validation failed: Uuid should be formatted as UUID' (500)

Using YaST for registration the reported error is:

Registration server error.
Retry registration later.
Details: Validation failed: Uuid should be formatted as UUID |


The s390-tools update, s390-tools-1.24.1-39.8.1 released August 2015 includes the patch to resolve the problem. 


SUSEConnect extracts the uuid needed for registration via read_values. If the output is neither empty or a properly formatted uuid the registration will fail. So read_values extracting the uuid needs to print error messages to standard error and not to standard output.

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  • Document ID:7016361
  • Creation Date: 27-Mar-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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