SUSE Manager/Spacewalk Certificate of Entitlement Update Tool

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Introduction

This document explains how to extend the expiration date of the old Spacewalk entitlements certificate from 2015 - 2018. SUSE Manager systems which have not been updated will require that this update tool is run to maintain current entitlements.



Note: We highly recommend you run this tool even if your system has been regularly updated to ensure your current entitlements remain active past July 2015.



To update your spacewalk entitlement certificate please complete the following procedure.

At the server command line run:


/usr/lib/susemanager/bin/susemanager-update-swcert.sh


There are three prompts you may encounter after using this tool.


  • ##### Your spacewalk certificate is up-to-date.#####


  • ##### Update successfully finished.#####


  • ##### Update failed.#####


The update will fail if you have more than one organization setup and are sharing your entitlements across a second or third organization. The number of entitlements per row on the organization entitlements page cannot exceed 19,999 within a secondary organization. This bug occurs due to an incompatibility with SUSE subscription counting and the old spacewalk certificate. As a work around log-in to the SUSE Manager web administration page and complete the following procedure.


  1. Select the Admin tab.
  2. On the admin page under the organization column select your Secondary Organization.
  3. Click the Subscriptions tab.
  4. Under System Entitlements re-allocate the number of entitlements to a number low as possible for each entitlement in the Proposed Total column.
  5. Image of Entitlements Page
  6. Select Update Organization.
  7. Re-run the update tool with: /usr/lib/susemanager/bin/susemanager-update-swcert.sh

The prompt should provide: ##### Update successfully finished.#####

You may now re-allocate your original required entitlements on your web admin entitlements page