Add Live Patching Repositories to Public Cloud on-demand Instances

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications 15 SP2
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines on-demand
Amazon EC2 on-demand
Google Compute Engine on-demand


Live Patching is included with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications (SLES For SAP) on-demand offerings in Amazon Web Services EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure for 12 SP3 and later instances and images.

Instances created from images with a date stamp of 20200827 or later in the image name will automatically setup the Live Patching repository upon instance creation.  For instances using earlier images, live patching repositories will need to be activated.


This assumes that the instance is already properly configured with SUSE software repositories.  Generally, if running the following command refreshes multiple repositories without error, in most cases the activation of live patching repositories can proceed:

zypper refresh

If the instance has egress https internet connectivity, the following command will activate live patching. As root user, run:

curl -s | bash

Alternatively, the script can be manually downloaded and run.  Once is downloaded to the instance, as root, run:


Live patching repositories should now be activated.  Verification can be performed with the following command showing "SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_Live_Patching" as additional repositories:

zypper lr

Additional Information

For documentation on how to use live patching, refer to


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  • Document ID:000019700
  • Creation Date: 14-Sep-2020
  • Modified Date:15-Sep-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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