The SUSE Linux Catalog tab defines a number of options including locations (such as location of the source files, the repository, the signature file) as well as filters and whether local copies of the files are created on the target server or downloaded directly during deployment.
After a catalog option update, ensure you update the patch catalog for the catalog option update to take effect.
The following sections provide more information about the SUSE Linux Catalog tab:
Select one of two options:
If you selected Source from Vendor (Online Mode), enter the user name and password used to access the vendor website. Select one or both of the following options:
Novell Mirror Credentials: Set these credentials to connect to SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 mirror URLs.
Enter the following information:
Payload Source Location (NSH Path)
(Offline mode only) Location of the XML files generated by the downloader and the corresponding payload files
Repository Location (NSH Path)
NSH path to the patch repository. This location can be on a Linux platform (Red Hat, SUSE or Oracle Enterprise Linux). However BMC strongly recommends that this location be on a SUSE platform, because some SUSE-specific patches need to be stored only on a SUSE repository server.
Also, ensure that the repository server has ample free space. Repositories typically contain many files, usually totaling gigabytes of data.
(For Online mode only) Novell Networks provides the following repositories per Service Pack release: Updates, Online, and Pool. For details about the repositories, see the following link: http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=7005899&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1&dialogID=104000207&stateId=0%200%20207543595.
When specifying a host within an NSH path, you can use either the host name of the IP address (IPv4 or IPv6).
Enter the following information:
Network URL Type for Payload Deployment
Network URL for payload deployment
The value entered here depends on your selection in the Network URL Type for Payload Deployment box.
Browse to select a predefined ACL Policy. Permissions defined by the ACL Policy are assigned to all Depot Objects created in the catalog.
Filters limit the amount of information brought into the catalog. Use this procedure to re-create the same filters defined in the configuration file used by the Patch Downloader utility. You can define a filter during catalog creation or later, when editing the catalog.There is no upper limit to the number of filter combinations you can create, but you must create at least one. Only those RPMs that match the combinations that you define (and their dependent RPMs) are added to the catalog.
To begin, you click Add Filter (as shown in the following figure), and then you provide values for the following options:
(Online Only) In Online mode, the SUSE filter XML file contains the following URLs for a combination of OS and Architecture: Online, Updates, and Pool. Depending on which updates need to be downloaded, select one or more of the following options:
Pool: All the updates until the specified OS level. For an OS-Architecture combination, if you require the updates from an OS level to the next or the latest OS level, you must use the Pool option. For example, you must use the Pool option if you want to bring your target from SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 to SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4.
The Pool option includes the updates provided in the Online option, so selecting the Online option and the Pool option together is not required.
On the Patch Global Configuration tab, you may also specify the SUSE override filters list file by performing the following steps: