How to update SLES 10 devices in an isolated network with ZLM
Burn the updates to CD or DVD.
Use ZLMAN to add the packages from the CD to a bundle in the isolated network.
Load the base SLE 10 packages into ZLM by following this TID:
To install the ZLM 7.2 agent on the managed devices, follow this link:
This link talks about automating the install of the ZLM agent.
2.Create a static mirror file:
Here is a sample mirror file called sled10_m_into_static.xml with an invalid username and password:
See this TID for more info on mirroring: 3860200: How to mirror SLES10 and SLED10 updates with your ZLM 7 server
3.Create a temporary folder for the files to mirror to.
4.From the ZLM server, mirror down the updates:
zlmmirror m -c sled10_m_into_static.xml âdebug (2 dashes before debug)
5.Burn the updates to CD or DVD.
6.On the ZLM server, create a .zlmanrc file in the home directory so the administrator and password wonât need to get entered repeatedly:
"i" for insert
Add this: -U Administrator -P novell
7.On the ZLM server, insert the CD and change to the directory where the updates were burned to:
8.Use ZLMAN to create a bundle then add the packages to the bundle:
zlman bc SLED10-Updates-static-bundle
zlman bap --freshen --installtype=upgrade SLED10-Updates-static-freshen-update sled-10-i586 *
This will take several minutes to complete.
When it's finished, this should be displayed:
Successfully added package to Bundle
9.Assign the "SLED10-Updates-static-bundleâ to the device(s) or device folder for automatic mandatory updates, or add the bundle to a catalog for optional manual updates from the agents.
The script from this TID loads the full FCS distribution into one bundle.
11.Add the FCS distribution bundle into a catalog and then assign the catalog to the device(s) or device folder so the device(s) can resolve dependencies when installing the updates.
The catalog can be set to hidden so users with SLED workstations don't even know it's there but can use it to resolve dependencies for updates.
See this TID for more information: 3480922: Configuring ZLM to update SLED10 and/or SLES10