How to create a local update server for SLES10 with OES2

It’s not difficult to create a local update server for SLES10 with OES2.
The tricky part is that in Yup (The update software who downloads the patches from Novell) can only handle one
service pack level. So if you define service pack level 1, Yup will only download the patches for SLES10 SP1 and OES2 sp1. Now we all know that this combination isn’t right. It’s SLES10SP1 with OES2 and later this year (Q4 of 2008) it will be SLES10 SP2 with OES2 SP1.

But let start at the beginning.
The Novell software updater can access Yup repositories via FTP or HTTP.

FTP Access
SLES10 come with a ftp server called vsftpd. Default only anonymous users can download from this server.
To configure Yup to store the update files in that directory, set
YUP_DEST_DIR=”/srv/ftp/yup”.
Be sure that this directories exists.

HTTP Access
Make sure that you have configured your apache webserver. Create a /etc/apache2/conf.d/yup-server.conf file with the content below:

<IfDefine yup_server>

Alias /yup/ /srv/ftp/yup
<Directory /srv/ftp/yup/>
Options +Indexes +FollowSymlinks
IndexOptions +Namewidth=*
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from YourSubnet
</Directory>

<IfDefine>

Edit the /etc/sysconfig/apache2 file and add yup_server to the APACHE_SERVER_FLAGS

So know we have a place to store and download our updates.

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

4 Comments to “How to create a local update server for SLES10 with OES2”

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