How to register SLES 12 using the SUSEConnect command line tool
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
This TID will provide some details on how to use SUSEConnect.
Registering (or activating) a system with the SUSE Customer Center (SCC) is necessary to be on a supported state and to be able to receive updates.
SUSEConnect replaces suse_register. While SUSEConnect does register a SLES 12 system with SCC, suse_register still communicates with the Novell Customer Center (NCC).
SLES12:~ # SUSEConnect -helpThe most important options needed are:
Usage: SUSEConnect [options]
Register SUSE Linux Enterprise installations with the SUSE Customer Center.
Registration allows access to software repositories including updates,
and allows online management of subscriptions and organizations
Manage subscriptions at https://scc.suse.com
-p, --product [PRODUCT] Activate PRODUCT. Defaults to the base SUSE Linux
Enterprise product on this system.
Product identifiers can be obtained with 'zypper products'
Format: <internal name>/<version>/<architecture>
-r, --regcode [REGCODE] Subscription registration code for the
product to be registered.
Relates that product to the specified subscription,
and enables software repositories for that product
--instance-data [path to file]
Path to the XML file holding the public key and instance data
for cloud registration with SMT
-e, --email <email> email address for product registration
--url [URL] URL of registration server (e.g. https://scc.suse.com).
Implies --write-config so that subsequent invocations use the same registration server.
-s, --status get current system registration status in json format
--status-text get current system registration status in text format
--write-config write options to config file at /etc/SUSEConnect
--root [PATH] Path to the root folder, uses the same parameter for zypper.
--version print program version
--debug provide debug output
-h, --help show this message
-r, --regcode [REGCODE]Once the script has finished successfully, the file /etc/SUSEConnect will be generated. The default content will for example look like:
-e, --email [EMAIL]
-p, --product [PRODUCT]
SLES12:~ # cat /etc/SUSEConnectAn example command to register a server using SUSEConnect would be:
SUSEConnect -r <YourActivationCode> -e <YourEmailAddress>The "--product" option is useful to add other products e.g. the "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Workstation Extension 12". A list of products already installed, but not necessarily registered, can be retrieved by issuing the command "zypper pd -i". A list of products already registered can be retrieved by issuing "SUSEConnect --status-text". A list of products available to install from enabled repositories can be retrieved by issuing "zypper se -t product". A list of available add-on products to register can be retrieved by issuing "SUSEConnect --list-extensions".
NOTE: It will not be possible to register a product unless it is already installed.
Newer versions of the tool included with SLES12 SP1 and SLES12 SP2 also has additional options, see "man SUSEConnect" for information on the latest options available.
SUSEConnect -r <YourActivationCode> -e <YourEmailAddress> --debugSUSEConnect is located in the /usr/bin directory and is provided by the package SUSEConnect.
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- Document ID:7016626
- Creation Date: 23-Jun-2015
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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