SUSE Manager/TypicalProblems

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Typical problems and their solution

Things to check first

  • Is there sufficient main memory ?
    • SUSE Manager requires at least 4GB (four gigabytes) of main memory
    • Adding swap space is a good idea
  • Is there sufficient disk space ?
    • SUSE Manager requires approx 30GB of disk space for a full SLES11SP1 repo
  • Are client and server synchronized on time ?
    • Else the certification validation might fail
  • Actions don't get scheduled/executed
    • Taskomatic running out of memory ?
    • Give taskomatic more memory by editing rhn.conf

Setup problems

Hostname of the server

    • You cannot change the hostname of the server after setup
    • The hostname must resolve to the correct IP address via DNS
      • Make sure your DNS server is correctly configured

SSL certificate creation fails

    • You must enter a valid country code
      • e.g. UK is invalid, GB is valid

Client does not get activated

    • Often caused by a missing channel assignment:
      • Add Repositories to SUSE Manager
      • Combine Repositories to Channels
      • Assign Channels to Activation Codes
      • Activate the client with an Activation Codes