mgr-ncc-sync and client registration using bootstrap script
I am totally new to this, so please bare with me.
This is a multi part question. I installed an evaluation version of
SuSE Manager after seeing it at BrainShare. I went to the NCC and
retrieved by evaluation code for SuSE Manager and my mirror credentials.
I walked through the Quick Start guide. SM seems to be set up
correctly. When I run mgr-ncc-sync -l I get:
Listing all channels you are subscribed to...
- P - channel is in sync with the database (provided)
- . - channel is not installed, but is available
- X - channel is not available
My first question is, do I need to run mgr-ncc-sync -c against every
child package of the pools I subscribed to?
I then brought up a new server (a VMWare VM) installing SLES11sp1-64
(kernel 18.104.22.168-0.7-default). When I registered it with my bootstrap
script, I get this at the end:
* setting permissions to allow configuration management
NOTE: use an activation key to subscribe to the tools
channel and zypper install/update rhncfg-actions
Error setting permissions for configuration management.
Please ensure that the activation key subscribes the
system to the tools channel and zypper install/update
This all seems somewhat cryptic to me since I don't have a tools
channel (not even available to me from the looks of the mgr-ncc-sync -l
above). Is this because I'm just evaluating the product? Is it because
I've chosen the wrong mirror credentials (mine vs the organizations -
i.e.my department's?)? I don't even list any rhn modules to install or
Last, I get an e-mail from SuSE Manager that states the following:
This is the SUSE Manager Status Report for your account susemanager, as
of 10/18/11 11:00:02 PM EDT.
This email will be sent when any of the following apply:
1. The system fails to check in with SUSE Manager within a 24-hour
2. The system registers scheduled action activity.
Package Install 1
This really doesn't tell me much. Since I only have the one registered
system, I can guess which system is at issue, but it really doesn't tell
me what package failed. Looking at SuSE Manager, I do not see any
failed, pending or completed actions. So what's up? Is this the result
of the error I get when registering the client node?