SLES15 registered to SMT on SLES12 "No migration availalbe"

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Situation

When running "zypper migration" for SLES 15SPx, while registered to a SLES12 SMT server, the result is "no migration available"
 
s15c1:~ # zypper migration
Executing 'zypper patch-check --updatestack-only'

Refreshing service 'SMT-http_sles12s1_suse'.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

Considering 0 out of 145 applicable patches:
0 patches needed (0 security patches)

Executing 'zypper  refresh'
Repository 'SLE-Module-Basesystem15-SP2-Pool' is up to date. 
Repository 'SLE-Module-Basesystem15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Containers15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Containers15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-DevTools15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-DevTools15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Legacy15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Legacy15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Public-Cloud15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Public-Cloud15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Python2-15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Python2-15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Server-Applications15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Server-Applications15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Web-Scripting15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Module-Web-Scripting15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Product-HA15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Product-HA15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Product-SLES15-SP2-Pool' is up to date.
Repository 'SLE-Product-SLES15-SP2-Updates' is up to date.
                                                                           
All repositories have been refreshed.
Unavailable migrations (product is not mirrored):

        SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 x86_64
        Basesystem Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Desktop Applications Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Server Applications Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Containers Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Python 2 Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        SUSE Package Hub 15 SP3 x86_64
        SUSE Cloud Application Platform Tools Module 15 SP3 x86_64 (not available)
        Transactional Server Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Development Tools Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Public Cloud Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Web and Scripting Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        Legacy Module 15 SP3 x86_64
        SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 SP3 x86_64
        NVIDIA Compute Module 15 x86_64 (not available)

        SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 x86_64
        Transactional Server Module 15 SP2 x86_64
        SUSE Cloud Application Platform Tools Module 15 SP2 x86_64
        NVIDIA Compute Module 15 x86_64 (not available)
        Basesystem Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Server Applications Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Containers Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Desktop Applications Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Python 2 Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Web and Scripting Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Public Cloud Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Legacy Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        Development Tools Module 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)
        SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 SP2 x86_64 (already installed)


No migration available.

'/usr/lib/zypper/commands/zypper-migration' exited with status 1

 

Resolution

The "migration" rules in SMT are not optimized for SLES 15.
It is recommended to register SLES15 servers to RMT or SUSE Manager .


Or if using SMT one will need to enable/mirror many extra unneeded repos:
SUSE Cloud Application Platform Tools Module 15 SP3 x86_64 (not available)
NVIDIA Compute Module 15 x86_64 (not available)

 

Cause

SMT is not built for the SLES 15 zypper migration stack. 
Alternate options are available for SLES15.

Additional Information

If the LTSS repository exist then the solutions documented in these TIDs are still valid: 
https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=000019090
https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=000019827

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  • Document ID:000020506
  • Creation Date: 12-Nov-2021
  • Modified Date:16-Nov-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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