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    Offline Updates

    Is there a published procedure to update/patch a SLES 11 SP2 server, that does not have an internet connection?

  2. Re: Offline Updates

    Hi geralds34,

    Quote Originally Posted by geralds34 View Post
    Is there a published procedure to update/patch a SLES 11 SP2 server, that does not have an internet connection?
    yes - see http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7010200 - "Update via using a SLE 11 SP2 installation media" (which is almost at the end of the page)

    Regards,
    Jens

  3. Re: Offline Updates

    sorry, wrong article, same procedure.

    http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7012368

    Regards,
    Jens

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    Re: Offline Updates

    On 21/08/2013 17:04, geralds34 wrote:

    > Is there a published procedure to update/patch a SLES 11 SP2 server,
    > that does not have an internet connection?


    Am I right in thinking that by "update/patch" you want to update your
    server with all the patches for that OS version but not upgrade it to
    SLES11 SP3 (as I think Jens has assumed)?

    If so, unless you have a local SMT server (that itself is connected to
    the Internet) you would need to download all the applicable patch files
    from download.novell.com/patch/finder/#familyId=7261&productId=3642 ,
    copy them all to your server, and then install them.

    HTH.
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  5. Re: Offline Updates

    On Thu 22 Aug 2013 02:00:50 PM CDT, Simon Flood wrote:

    On 21/08/2013 17:04, geralds34 wrote:

    > Is there a published procedure to update/patch a SLES 11 SP2 server,
    > that does not have an internet connection?


    Am I right in thinking that by "update/patch" you want to update your
    server with all the patches for that OS version but not upgrade it to
    SLES11 SP3 (as I think Jens has assumed)?

    If so, unless you have a local SMT server (that itself is connected to
    the Internet) you would need to download all the applicable patch files
    from download.novell.com/patch/finder/#familyId=7261&productId=3642 ,
    copy them all to your server, and then install them.

    HTH.
    Hi
    Further to Simon's comment you can use YaST -> create add on product to
    produce an iso image that can be put onto a USB key to carry around
    to the machine, copy the iso image and use YaST -> Add on products to
    create the local repository from the iso image to update from.

    The add on product creator is nice to use, plus it has version control
    so you can update/add patches/rpms over time.

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    Re: Offline Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by smflood View Post
    On 21/08/2013 17:04, geralds34 wrote:

    > Is there a published procedure to update/patch a SLES 11 SP2 server,
    > that does not have an internet connection?


    Am I right in thinking that by "update/patch" you want to update your
    server with all the patches for that OS version but not upgrade it to
    SLES11 SP3 (as I think Jens has assumed)?

    If so, unless you have a local SMT server (that itself is connected to
    the Internet) you would need to download all the applicable patch files
    from download.novell.com/patch/finder/#familyId=7261&productId=3642 ,
    copy them all to your server, and then install them.

    HTH.
    --
    Simon
    SUSE Knowledge Partner

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    If so, your campus could benefit from joining the Technology Transfer
    Partner (TTP) program. See novell.com/ttp for more details.
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    Both.
    I'd like to update from SP2 to SP3, and going forward I would like to keep the server as current as reasonable.

    Most of my unix admin is from the AIX side, where IBM release fix packs, which contain hundred or more individual fixes. Makes it pretty easy to maintain a server that is not internet connected. Sounds like SLES is a little more involved to update.

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