3.2 Performing the Offline Updates

You can perform the offline updates in a three step process:

  1. Update Advanced Authentication and product repositories on the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) server installed locally.

  2. Register the Advanced Authentication appliance to the local SMT server.

  3. Perform the operating system and product updates.

3.2.1 Updating Advanced Authentication and Product Repositories on the Local SMT

Before you update the Advanced Authentication appliance, you must ensure that the SMT server is installed and the Advanced Authentication repositories are mirrored.

Perform the following to install and configure the SMT server:

Installing and Configuring the Local SMT Server

  1. To install the organizational level SMT server:

    1. Run YaST > Software > Software Management.

    2. Select View > Patterns.

    3. Select the SMT pattern and install SMT software.

  2. To configure the local SMT server:

    1. Run YaST > Network Services > SMT Configuration Wizard.

    2. Select Enable Subscription Management Tool Service (SMT).

    3. Open the port in Firewall.

    4. Specify the following in NCC Mirroring Credentials:

    5. Click Database and Reporting and provide a valid password for the smt user.

    6. Click OK.

Mirroring of Repositories

  1. Create a local mirror or repos of the SUSE repositories.

  2. Run Yast >> SMT Server Management.

  3. In the Repositories section, all repositories which are hosted on SCC are displayed.

  4. Select Aauth-Appliance-6.2-OS and click Mirror Now.

  5. Repeat the same for Aauth-Appliance-6.2-Product and click Mirror Now.

  6. Click OK.

For more information, see the SUSE documentation on Mirroring Repositories on the SMT Server..

3.2.2 Registering the Offline Updates on Advanced Authentication

After you configure the SMT server, you must register the service on Advanced Authentication and specify the following:

  1. Select Local SMT in the Online Update Service.

  2. Specify the Hostname such as smt.example.com.

  3. Specify the SSL certificate URL that communicates with the SMT server in the http://<SMT_server>/smt.crt format.

  4. (Optional) specify the Namespace path of the file or directory.

  5. Click Register.

    After you register the appliance, you can view a list of the needed updates, or view a list of installed updates. You can use manual or automatic options to update the appliance. For more information, see Managing the Updates.