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SUSE Manager CVE and Urgent Patch Fast Track Channel Configuration

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SUSE Manager 4.x


This solution simplifies deployment of CVEs or other urgent patches in between patch cycles, by "injecting” them in to a pre-configured channel that does not interfere with the normal patching cycle.


1. Create child channel "FastTrackSLESxxSPx" under corresponding CLM patch cycle channel...
- Go to Software, Channel List, My Channels, Click Create Channel (top-right hyper-link).
- Channel Name = FastTrackSLES15SP2
- Channel Label = fast_track_sles15sp2
- Parent Channel - choose corresponding CLM parent channel
- Channel Summary = “CVEs” (whatever description you wish)
- Channel Description = “For injecting CVEs in to patch cycle”  (whatever description you wish)
- Click Create Channel.

Create FastTrack Channel

2. Assign "FastTrackSLESxxSPx" to client systems…

Note:  client systems must be powered on and communicating with the SUMA server for channel assignment changes to succeed.

For single systems…
- Go to System, System List, click on the desired system's hyper-link.
- Go to Software, Software Channels, check the FastTrackSLES15SP2 checkbox, then click Next, then click Confirm.

Assign Single System

For multiple systems...
- Go to System, System List, check the check-boxes of the desired corresponding systems.

Assign Channel Multiple 1

- Go to Systems, System Set Manager (SSM), Overview, click on Manage system’s channel memberships hyperlink.

Assign Channel Multiple 2

- Select No Change for the Desired base channel.  Click Next.

Assign Channel Multiple 3

- Select the Subscribe radio button for the FastTrackSLESxxSPx child channel, leave the remaining radio buttons on No change.

Assign Channel Multiple 4

- Click Next, then click Confirm.

Assign Channel Multiple 5

3. Go to Software, Manage, Channels and choose the FastTrackSLESxxSPx child channel.

Add Patch/Package to Channel

- Go to Patches, then Add patches.

Add Patch/Package to Channel 2
- Click on the Add SUSE Patches hyperlink.

Add Patch/Package to Channel 3

- Uncheck the Package Association checkbox, choose the appropriate channel from the Channel dropdown box (ie. SLE-Module-Basesystem15-SP2-Updates for x86_64), then click the View Associated Patches button, then choose the appropriate patch.

Add Patch/Package to Channel 4

- Click Confirm, then Confirm again.

4. Click on Packages, then List/Remove Packages, and the packages associated with the patch just added should have populated the Channel Packages list.

Add Patch/Package to Channel 6

5. Go to Systems, System List, and the systems subscribed to the CLM FastTrackSLESxxSPx child channel will show updates available once it refreshes.

Going forward simply "inject" CVEs and/or urgent patches in to the the Fast Track channel as necessary.


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  • Document ID:000019905
  • Creation Date: 15-Apr-2021
  • Modified Date:15-Apr-2021
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