Using SMT to register and patch iPrint Appliance ?

Hi,

As our internal networks have limited bandwidth and restricted Internet access, I want to setup an SMT server to handle registration and patching for our iPrint 3.x appliances.

I have installed SLES 12 SP3 and configured SMT. I currently have mirroring credentials for SLES 12 on it.

Then I went looking for details beyond the brief in the iPrint admin guide and cannot find anything on setting it up for iPrint.

Has anyone configured this and gotten it working ? If so, would you care to share your findings ?

Cheers
Ian
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  • iblackwood Wrote in message:

    > As our internal networks have limited bandwidth and restricted Internet
    > access, I want to setup an SMT server to handle registration and
    > patching for our iPrint 3.x appliances.
    >
    > I have installed SLES 12 SP3 and configured SMT. I currently have
    > mirroring credentials for SLES 12 on it.
    >
    > Then I went looking for details beyond the brief in the iPrint admin
    > guide and cannot find anything on setting it up for iPrint.
    >
    > Has anyone configured this and gotten it working ? If so, would you care
    > to share your findings ?


    Since iPrint is a Micro Focus (ex-Novell) product you'll need an
    SMT server registered against the Novell Customer Center (NCC)
    which rules out using SMT included with SLES12 SPx as that will
    only talk to SUSE Customer Center (SCC). You'll therefore need to
    install a server with SLES11 SP4 then install the version of SMT
    available for and register against NCC (i.e. don't migrate it to
    SCC).

    HTH.
    --
    Simon Flood
    Micro Focus Knowledge Partner


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  • Thanks Simon,

    First response seems to have disappeared...

    Was hoping a SLES 12 could do SLES 12 and earlier and "other" channel packages. Oh well, off to build a SLES 11 VM. :-)

    Thanks for the help.

    Cheers
    Ian
  • iblackwood Wrote in message:

    > First response seems to have disappeared...


    I see your response to Mysterious.

    > Was hoping a SLES 12 could do SLES 12 and earlier and "other" channel
    > packages. Oh well, off to build a SLES 11 VM. :-)


    Well yes a SLES12 SMT server can do SLES12 and earlier (in
    practice that means "and SLES11") but the key thing is that it
    will be registered against SUSE Customer Center (SCC) so won't
    know about non-SUSE products i.e. Micro Focus iPrint. For that
    you'll need an SMT server registered against Micro Focus (a.k.a.
    Novell) Customer Center which means SMT on SLES11 (ideally SP4)
    and since you can't register one server to two (or more) SMT
    servers you need to pick which one so use the SMT11
    one.

    Things may get more interesting/confusing as non-SUSE products
    switch to using SLES12 as a base (OES2018?) and SUSE move forward
    with next release of SUSE Linux Enterprise, SLE15.

    HTH.
    --
    Simon Flood
    Micro Focus Knowledge Partner


    ----Android NewsGroup Reader----
    http://usenet.sinaapp.com/
  • iblackwood Wrote in message:

    > First response seems to have disappeared...


    I see your response to Mysterious.

    > Was hoping a SLES 12 could do SLES 12 and earlier and "other" channel
    > packages. Oh well, off to build a SLES 11 VM. :-)


    Well yes a SLES12 SMT server can do SLES12 and earlier (in
    practice that means "and SLES11") but the key thing is that it
    will be registered against SUSE Customer Center (SCC) so won't
    know about non-SUSE products i.e. Micro Focus iPrint. For that
    you'll need an SMT server registered against Micro Focus (a.k.a.
    Novell) Customer Center which means SMT on SLES11 (ideally SP4)
    and since you can't register one server to two (or more) SMT
    servers you need to pick which one so use the SMT11
    one.

    Things may get more interesting/confusing as non-SUSE products
    switch to using SLES12 as a base (OES2018?) and SUSE move forward
    with next release of SUSE Linux Enterprise, SLE15.

    HTH.
    --
    Simon Flood
    Micro Focus Knowledge Partner


    ----Android NewsGroup Reader----
    http://usenet.sinaapp.com/
  • Grabbed SLES11SP4 from OES2015 in NCC.

    Will update once I have a chance to get it installed and running.

    Thanks.
    Ian
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