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Installing or upgrading SMT to SLES 11 SP4.

This document (7016802) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)
Subscription Management Tool 11 Service Pack 3 (SMT11-SP3)

Situation

With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4, a number of questions were raised up about the support for Subscription Management Tool 11 SP3 on the same platform.

Questions such as :
  1. Will there also be a separate SMT11 SP4 release ?
  2. Is it supported to install SMT 11 SP3 on top of SLES 11 SP4 ?
  3. Is it possible to upgrade my SLES 11 SP3 server running with SMT11-SP3 to SLES 11 SP4 ?

Resolution

The answer to these questions are very straight-forward :
  1. No, Product Management has decided that there will be no SMT11-SP4.
  2. Yes, it is fully supported to install SMT11-SP3 on SLES 11 SP4. It is our advice and recommendation however to download the remastered SMT11-SP3 ISO from download.suse.com before doing so.
  3. Yes, it is fully supported to upgrade a SLES 11 SP3 server running SMT11-SP3 to SLES 11 SP4 with the following caveat: it is necessary to first apply all the updates to SMT11-SP3, and only then continue the upgrade of  SLES11 SP3 to SLES11 SP4.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7016802
  • Creation Date:28-AUG-15
  • Modified Date:18-SEP-15
    • SUSESubscription Management Tool
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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