IBM is pleased to announce support for Patch Management for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Custom Repositories. Users of the 'Patches for SLE 11 Native tools' site can now register their custom repositories and Subscription Management Tool (SMT) with IBM Endpoint Manager through the SLE Custom Repository Management dashboard.
Users that use local repositories for downloading and distributing patches for SUSE endpoints now have the ability to leverage on these local repository mirrors or the Subscription Management Tool for patch management.
In the past, IBM Endpoint Manager provided Fixlets in the SLE native tools to connect to the Novell Customer Center, download the relevant patches, and distribute them to the target endpoints. The local repositories were not leveraged for patch deployment. The SLE Custom Repository Management dashboard allows the Fixlets to use Zypper for downloads, thus saving bandwidth and providing improved performance.
Users can also leverage the custom repositories to deliver custom software through IBM Endpoint Manager.
Dashboard: SLE Custom Repository Management
Analysis: Repository Configuration - SUSE Linux Enterprise
Task: Enable custom repository support - SUSE Linux Enterprise
Task: Disable custom repository support - SUSE Linux Enterprise
Actions to Take:
Ensure that you are subscribed to the 'Patching Support' and 'Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools' sites.
Activate the 'Repository Configuration - SUSE Linux Enterprise' analysis.
Enable the following task: 'Enable custom repository support - SUSE Linux Enterprise'.
Your custom repositories must be pre-configured with the required metadata and headers before you use the SLE Custom Repository Management dashboard.
Published site version:
Patching Support site, version 213
Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools site, version 23
Application Engineering Team
IBM Endpoint Manager