4.8 Configuring the Appliance with SMT

In secured environments where the appliance must run without direct internet access, you must configure the appliance with Subscription Management Tool (SMT), which enables you to upgrade the appliance to the latest available versions. SMT is a package proxy system that is integrated with Novell Customer Center and provides key Novell Customer Center capabilities.

4.8.1 Prerequisites

  • Get the Novell Customer Center credentials for Sentinel Log Manager to get updates from Novell. For information on getting the credentials, contact Novell Support.

  • Ensure that SLES 11 SP1 is installed with the following packages on the machine where you want to install SMT:

    • htmldoc

    • smt

    • perl-DBIx-Transaction

    • perl-File-Basename-Object

    • pertl-DBIx-Migration-Director

    • perl-MIME-Lite

    • perl-Text-ASCIITable

    • smt-support

    • yast2-smt

    • yum-metadata-parser

    • createrepo

    • sle-smt-release-cd

    • sle-smt_en

    • perl-DBI

    • apache2-prefork

    • libapr1

    • perl-Data-ShowTable

    • perl-Net-Daemon

    • perl-Tie-IxHash

    • fltk

    • libapr-util1

    • perl-PIRPC

    • apache2-mod_perl

    • apache2-utils

    • apache2

    • perl-DBD-mysql

  • Install SMT and configure the SMT server. For more information, refer to the following sections in the SMT Documentation:

    • SMT Installation

    • SMT Server Configuration

    • Mirroring Installation and Update Repositories with SMT

  • Install the wget utility on the appliance machine.

4.8.2 Configuring the Appliance

For information on configuring the appliance with SMT, see Configuring Clients to Use SMT in the Subscription Management Tool documentation.

To enable the appliance repositories, execute the following command:

  • VMWare Appliance Image:

    smt-repos -p sentinel_log_manager_1100_64_vmx_x86_64 
  • Xen Appliance Image:

    smt-repos -p sentinel_log_manager_1100_64_xen_x86_64
  • ISO:

    smt-repos -p sentinel_log_manager_1100_64_xen_x86_64

4.8.3 Upgrading the Appliance

For information on upgrading the appliance, see Section 5.4.3, Upgrading the Appliance by Using SMT.