LTSS channel needs to be manually enabled via the command line in SUSE Manager for SLES for SAP

  • 7016333
  • 19-Mar-2015
  • 19-Mar-2015

Environment

SUSE Manager 2.1
SUSE Manager 1.7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Situation

When the products SLES for SAP 11 SP2 or SP1 are added to SUSE Manager, the channels for the LTSS are not automatically added by default.

See an extract of the channels of SLES for SAP 11 SP2 just after having been added:

[I] SLE11-SP2-SAP-Updates for x86_64 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP All-in-One 11 SP2 [sle11-sp2-sap-updates-x86_64]
    [I] SLE11-HAE-SP2-Pool for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 x86_64 [sle11-hae-sp2-pool-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLE11-HAE-SP2-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 x86_64 [sle11-hae-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SDK-SP1-Pool for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 [sle11-sdk-sp1-pool-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SDK-SP1-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 [sle11-sdk-sp1-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SDK-SP2-Core for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2 [sle11-sdk-sp2-core-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SDK-SP2-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2 [sle11-sdk-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SP1-Debuginfo-Pool for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 x86_64 [sle11-sp1-debuginfo-pool-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SP1-Debuginfo-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 x86_64 [sle11-sp1-debuginfo-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SP2-Debuginfo-Core for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86_64 [sle11-sp2-debuginfo-core-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLE11-SP2-Debuginfo-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86_64 [sle11-sp2-debuginfo-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLE11-WebYaST-SP2-Pool for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86_64 [sle11-webyast-sp2-pool-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLE11-WebYaST-SP2-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86_64 [sle11-webyast-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLES11-Extras for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 x86_64 [sles11-extras-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLES11-SP1-Pool for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 x86_64 [sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLES11-SP1-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 x86_64 [sles11-sp1-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLES11-SP2-Core for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86_64 [sles11-sp2-core-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [ ] SLES11-SP2-LTSS-Updates for x86_64 sap-sp2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86_64 [sles11-sp2-ltss-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLES11-SP2-SUSE-Manager-Tools x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Manager Tools [sles11-sp2-suse-manager-tools-x86_64-sap-sp2]
    [I] SLES11-SP2-Updates for x86_64 SAP-SP2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86_64 [sles11-sp2-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2]

Resolution

Notice that you should enable the LTSS channel as well:
mgr-sync add channel sles11-sp2-ltss-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2

After that, if you want to sync that channel immediately, you can run:

spacewalk-repo-sync -c sles11-sp2-ltss-updates-x86_64-sap-sp2
  

Additional Information

Please take into account that LTSS channels are made available only for the time of overlap between the release of the SLES version and the SLES for SAP one (6 months). After the period has expired, you will need a real LTSS entitlement to access the LTSS channels, SLES for SAP entitlement won't be enough.

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