Satellite Server OS Requirements

In order to install ZCM 2017, I know that I will need to upgrade my satellites to the current agent soon after doing the primaries. In the system requirements for managed Linux servers, I see
SLES 11 SP3 x86, x86_64 (Intel and AMD Opteron processors)
SLES 11 SP4 x86, x86_64 (Intel and AMD Opteron processors)
SLES 12 x86, x86_64
SLES 12 SP1 x86, x86_64
SLES 12 SP2 x86, x86_64
Open Enterprise Server 2015 (OES 2015) x86 and x86_64
Open Enterprise Server 2015 SP1 (OES 2015 SP1) x86 and x86_64


I have two satellites running SLES 11 SP3, which is in the list, but they are also running OES 11 SP2 which is not in the list. My question is this: Does anyone know for sure whether I will be able to upgrade those satellites to ZCM 2017? Does the presence of OES 11 SP2 on these servers prevent the agent from installing on the otherwise-supported SLES 11 SP3? Has anyone tried this scenario?

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  • Am 18.04.2017 um 18:24 schrieb kennolson:
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    >
    > I have two satellites running SLES 11 SP3, which is in the list, but
    > they are also running OES 11 SP2 which is not in the list. My question
    > is this: Does anyone know for sure whether I will be able to upgrade
    > those satellites to ZCM 2017? Does the presence of OES 11 SP2 on these
    > servers prevent the agent from installing on the otherwise-supported
    > SLES 11 SP3? Has anyone tried this scenario?
    >



    OES plays no role for the agent or the satellite function. In fact, it
    shouldn't even be listed at all. The OS is SLES.

    Nonetheless, there *may* be checks built into the software that
    artificially breaks it if OES is found. NOvell/Microfocus have done that
    before when they disallowed a primary from being OES. There is
    absolutely zero technical reason for that either. I doubt there are such
    checks in the agent though.

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