After upgrading SLES for VMware 11 SP2 and OES 11 SP1 a boot error exists:"Verifying the signature of the profile failed"

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  • 07-Aug-2014
  • 29-Jun-2015


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware Service Pack 2
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux Support Pack 1


This issue occurs when using SLES-for-VMware and Open Enterprise Server combined. 

After applying the upgrade the system returns at boot time:
"The profile does not allow you to run the products on this system. Proceeding to run this installation will leave you in an unsupported state and might impact your compliance requirements. The following requirements are not fulfilled on this system: * Verifying the signature of the profile failed. Press any key to proceed with booting." --picture below


A patch was released November 4, 2014.  Update your system to apply all patches, or find the individual patch at 

Additional Information

OES11 is not supported on SLES-for-VMware installs but only regular SUSE versions of SLES.