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    Boot Parameters versus Registering with RMT

    Hi there,

    I'm just learning RMT and I've got a question. I've got an RMT Server running on SLES 15 SP1 (FQDN: nsi-rmt.netsysint.net). And I'm trying to install a SLES 12 SP4 server using RMT for the client's product registration and repositories.

    When I specify
    Code:
    regurl=https://nsi-rmt.netsysint.net/
    as a boot parameter when starting the installation, I see that the client obtains the certificate from nsi-rmt but then errors stating that no product repository can be found for SLES 12 SP4. However if I do the installation and don't specify any boot parameters and select to register against a local RMT server and specify the same URL as on the regurl parameter, it works.

    I thought that using the "regurl=" parameter and specifying that same RMT server on the Registration installation screen were different ways to do the same thing. Am I completely off-base here - are they not used for the same purpose?

    Thanks Rich...

  2. Re: Boot Parameters versus Registering with RMT

    Quote Originally Posted by rich_hanley View Post
    Hi there,

    I'm just learning RMT and I've got a question. I've got an RMT Server running on SLES 15 SP1 (FQDN: nsi-rmt.netsysint.net). And I'm trying to install a SLES 12 SP4 server using RMT for the client's product registration and repositories.

    When I specify
    Code:
    regurl=https://nsi-rmt.netsysint.net/
    as a boot parameter when starting the installation, I see that the client obtains the certificate from nsi-rmt but then errors stating that no product repository can be found for SLES 12 SP4. However if I do the installation and don't specify any boot parameters and select to register against a local RMT server and specify the same URL as on the regurl parameter, it works.

    I thought that using the "regurl=" parameter and specifying that same RMT server on the Registration installation screen were different ways to do the same thing. Am I completely off-base here - are they not used for the same purpose?

    Thanks Rich...
    Hi
    According to the documentation, yes So you can browse here https://RMT_SERVER/ ok? Do you see the subdirectories including a 'product' one for SLE 12 SP4?
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE SLE, openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed (x86_64) | GNOME DE
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    Re: Boot Parameters versus Registering with RMT

    Thanks for the reply Malcolm!

    If I browse to https://nsi-rmt.netsysint.net I get connected to nsi-rmt; however the page is blank. But I can browse down into repo/SUSE/Products/SLE-SERVER/12-SP4/x86_64/product and see the directories for noarch, repodata, and x86_64 (which contains all the rpms). What I don't understand is why I can go through the YaST based install (using no boot parameters) get to the registration screen and enter simply: https://nsi-rmt.netsysint.net and it works. I don't understand how the value for the regurl boot parameter seems to be much more "literal" than what I specify at the YaST Registration Screen?

    Thanks,

    Rich...

  4. Re: Boot Parameters versus Registering with RMT

    Quote Originally Posted by rich_hanley View Post
    Thanks for the reply Malcolm!

    If I browse to https://nsi-rmt.netsysint.net I get connected to nsi-rmt; however the page is blank. But I can browse down into repo/SUSE/Products/SLE-SERVER/12-SP4/x86_64/product and see the directories for noarch, repodata, and x86_64 (which contains all the rpms). What I don't understand is why I can go through the YaST based install (using no boot parameters) get to the registration screen and enter simply: https://nsi-rmt.netsysint.net and it works. I don't understand how the value for the regurl boot parameter seems to be much more "literal" than what I specify at the YaST Registration Screen?

    Thanks,

    Rich...
    Hi
    I would have thought it needs the extra part of the url (repo/SUSE/Products/SLE-SERVER/12-SP4/), maybe a bug?
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE SLE, openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed (x86_64) | GNOME DE
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!

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