Setting and updating of system components v1 1 2
The Appliance relies on yum to manage the upgrade of its components.
As an alternative to downloading the updates for each single client system from the Novell update server, it is possible to use the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) for SUSE Linux Enterprise to mirror the updates to a local server.
If your appliances have access to the Internet, this is the recommended method to do the update from V6.5 or below. Follow the procedure below to update each appliance: Some updates require rebooting the Appliance to be complete.
Refer to the chapter on rebooting the Appliance below for more information.
Federate your Appliances to enable the new update mechanism, along with many other advantages.
Not all computers will have the same BIOS manufacturer, let alone the same exact process, but they all share similar steps and precautions.
The tool itself does not embbed any business logic, it just displays all tools in a list, manages connections to CRM organizations and provide the possibility to open these tool in a single interface.
This tool acts as Novell Customer Center proxy both for client registrations and as software update repository.
The SMT documentation at gives an overview of its features as well as instructions on how to implement it.