11.6 Downloading the Advisor Feed

To access the updated Advisor feed, you must download the feed and process it to into the Sentinel database. You can download the Advisor feed manually or you can configure the Sentinel server for automated downloads at fixed intervals.

NOTE:To download Advisor updates, you must purchase the Advisor Data Subscription and obtain the credentials.

11.6.1 Configuring the Sentinel Server for Automated Downloads

You can use the Download Manager to configure the Sentinel server for automated Advisor feed downloads. For more information on the Download Manager, see Section 12.0, Using the Download Manager.

11.6.2 Downloading the Advisor Feed Manually

  1. Log in to the Novell download Web site (https://secure-www.novell.com/sentinel/download/advisor/) by using your Novell eLogin username and password.

    The Novell eLogin username and password must be associated with the Advisor license.

  2. Download all the .zip and .md5 files.

  3. Copy the downloaded feed files to the Sentinel server.

    To process the downloaded feed, you must provide the location where you have saved the feed in the Advisor window. The default location is /var/opt/novell/sentinel/data/updates/advisor.