Running Pulseway RMM on OpenSUSE LEAP / SLES 15

Running Pulseway RMM on OpenSUSE LEAP / SLES 15

Pulseway is a relatively popular RMM solution that thankfully supports many Linux distros including SUSE up to SLES12, and even has a 2 device free account to let you test with.  Unfortunately there are a few hurdles to get over currently with their 5.4 release in SLES15 thanks to Pulseway not currently supporting openssl 1.1 yet, or having a proper systemd start script and their systemV init script apparently having some strange init.d function requirement settings.

First we need to enable ssl 1.0.2 libraries from the Legacy release repository / Module.  Note this will leave your openssl 1.1 intact.

  1. SUSEConnect --product sle-module-legacy/15/x86_64

  2. zypper in libopenssl1_0_0

  3. create the and softlinks pointing to the legacy openssl1.0.2 libraries
    ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/
    ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/

Now that libssl1.0.2 is ready, we can install and the pulseway rpm

  1. zypper in
    (ignore if it complains about unsigned)

  2. cp /etc/pulseway/config.xml.sample /etc/pulseway/config.xml

  3. edit your /etc/pulseway/config.xml as appropriate with your account and various settings

Note that the init.d script won't run as it is looking for various systemV functions under /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions that SLES15 doesn't have.

Instead, create a basic systemd script named pulsewayd.service under /usr/lib/systemd/system/ with the below, though do note this is a very basic systemd script that can simply handle starting and stopping the pulseway server.  I may provide updates as I learn to tweak this further, or should someone else provide a more functional script.

*move the pre-existing /etc/init.d/pulseway script into another directory so you don't accidentaly try running it and get confused when it complains about functions missing.


Description=Pulseway server daemon

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/pulsewayd $OPTIONS



At this point you can:

  1. systemctl daemon-reload

  2. systemctl enable pulsewayd

  3. systemctl start pulsewayd

Note: I'm not affiliated with Pulseway, and as such am not responsible for errors, issues or data loss from these modifications should this blow up on you.


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Apologies, I modified the 1st step to properly enable the Legacy module using SUSEConnect command.
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