When using SLES with PAYG licenses, we can use the Azure/SuSE's SMT server to have access to repositories. However these always contain new patches.
What most enterprises need is freezed repositories - when patching the whole environment takes 2 months, we need to ensure that first and last server will receive the same set of patches.
What is the best solution for this?
Can we for example run our own SMT server which would sync from the Azure SMT? Or we would need our own licenses from SuSE for that?
We could probably mirror the SMT repos with wget, but then we would need to set-up the VMs with that local repository and not those automatically pulled by the Azure/SMT whatever cloud zypper service on each zypper run.