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== Managing RH/CentOS ==
 
== Managing RH/CentOS ==
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= First step: create the required channels and repositories =
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* Go to Channels->Manage Software Channels->Manage Repositories, click "create new repository".
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* Add the Base repository details:
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<pre>
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Repository label: CentOS 6 Base x86_64
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Repository URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/
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(or your preferred mirror)
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Has signed metadata? UNCHECKED
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</pre>
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* Repeat the same procedure for the updates repo:
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<pre>
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Repository label: CentOS 6 updates x86_64
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Repository URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/updates/x86_64/
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(or your preferred mirror)
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Has signed metadata? UNCHECKED
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</pre>
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* Click on "Manage Software Channels", then "create new channel".
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* Create the base channel as follows:
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<pre>
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Channel Name*: CentOS 6 Base - x86_64
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Channel Label*: centos6-base-x86_64
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Parent Channel: None
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Architecture: x86_64
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Repository Checksum Type: sha1
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Channel Summary, etc: fill as desired
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GPG key URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
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GPG key ID: C105B9DE
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GPG key Fingerprint: C1DA C52D 1664 E8A4 386D BA43 0946 FCA2 C105 B9DE
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</pre>
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* Create the update channel as follows:
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<pre>
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Channel Name*: CentOS 6 Updates - x86_64
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Channel Label*: centos6-updates-x86_64
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Parent Channel: CentOS 6 Base - x86_64
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Architecture: x86_64
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Repository Checksum Type: sha1
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Channel Summary, etc: fill as desired
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GPG key URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
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GPG key ID: C105B9DE
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GPG key Fingerprint: C1DA C52D 1664 E8A4 386D BA43 0946 FCA2 C105 B9DE
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</pre>
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= Second step: associate the repositories to the channels =
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* Click on Channels->Manage Software Channels, then click on the CentOS base channel.
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* Click on Repositories, check the CentOS base repository and click on "Update repositories".
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* Optionally, you may click on the "Sync" tab, force a sync and/or schedule the repository synchronization.
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* Click on Channels->Manage Software Channels, then click on the CentOS update channel.
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* Click on Repositories, check the CentOS update repository and click on "Update repositories".
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* Optionally, you may click on the "Sync" tab, force a sync and/or schedule the repository synchronization.
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= Third step: registering the clients =
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After the repositories are properly synched, you should see about 6000+ packages for the base channel and a few hundred for the updates. Now it's time to register the clients.
  
 
== Future ==
 
== Future ==

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You have more than just a few Linux servers to manage, maybe even a mixed environment of RHEL and SLES?
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SUSE Manager gives you best of breed Linux lifecycle management based on the most mature codebase for any Linux management tool, with both RHEL and SLES support from one unified console, maintained and improved by the guys who wrote the fastest and most advanced Linux update stack on the planet. SUSE Manager gives you the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership for your Linux environment, from bare metal provisioning to daily patch management.

SUSE Manager is an open source (GPLv2) Linux systems management solution that allows you to:

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  • Collect and distribute your custom software packages into manageable groups
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  • Manage and deploy configuration files to your systems
  • Monitor your systems
  • Provision and start/stop/configure virtual guests
  • Distribute content across multiple geographical sites in an efficient manner.

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Managing RH/CentOS

First step: create the required channels and repositories

  • Go to Channels->Manage Software Channels->Manage Repositories, click "create new repository".
  • Add the Base repository details:
Repository label: CentOS 6 Base x86_64
Repository URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/
(or your preferred mirror)

Has signed metadata? UNCHECKED
  • Repeat the same procedure for the updates repo:
Repository label: CentOS 6 updates x86_64
Repository URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/updates/x86_64/
(or your preferred mirror)

Has signed metadata? UNCHECKED
  • Click on "Manage Software Channels", then "create new channel".
  • Create the base channel as follows:
Channel Name*: CentOS 6 Base - x86_64
Channel Label*: centos6-base-x86_64
Parent Channel: None
Architecture: x86_64
Repository Checksum Type: sha1

Channel Summary, etc: fill as desired

GPG key URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
GPG key ID: C105B9DE
GPG key Fingerprint: C1DA C52D 1664 E8A4 386D BA43 0946 FCA2 C105 B9DE
  • Create the update channel as follows:
Channel Name*: CentOS 6 Updates - x86_64
Channel Label*: centos6-updates-x86_64
Parent Channel: CentOS 6 Base - x86_64
Architecture: x86_64
Repository Checksum Type: sha1

Channel Summary, etc: fill as desired

GPG key URL: http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
GPG key ID: C105B9DE
GPG key Fingerprint: C1DA C52D 1664 E8A4 386D BA43 0946 FCA2 C105 B9DE

Second step: associate the repositories to the channels

  • Click on Channels->Manage Software Channels, then click on the CentOS base channel.
  • Click on Repositories, check the CentOS base repository and click on "Update repositories".
  • Optionally, you may click on the "Sync" tab, force a sync and/or schedule the repository synchronization.
  • Click on Channels->Manage Software Channels, then click on the CentOS update channel.
  • Click on Repositories, check the CentOS update repository and click on "Update repositories".
  • Optionally, you may click on the "Sync" tab, force a sync and/or schedule the repository synchronization.

Third step: registering the clients

After the repositories are properly synched, you should see about 6000+ packages for the base channel and a few hundred for the updates. Now it's time to register the clients.

Future


Open source

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