How to update a SLES10 / OES 2 server by command line

These are the commands you have to use to update a SLES10 OES2 sever by command line.

  1. First register your SLES10 by Novell
    suse_register -a email=email_address -a regcode-sles=SLES_registration_code -a regcode-oes=oes2_registration_code
  2. Confirm with the commands
    rug sl
    rug ca
    if the registration is successful. You shoud see a link to
  3. Refresh the update list with the command
    rug ref
  4. See what update are available
    rug lu SLES10-SP1-Updates OES2-Updates
  5. Update the server
    rug up -t patch SLES10-SP1-Updates OES2-Updates
  6. Repeat step 4 and 5 until there are no more patches available. Then reboot the server.


If you only see a SLES10 update channel do the following.

rczmd restart – this to make sure no wrong data is kept in cache
2. rug in -t product OPEN_ENTERPRISE_SERVER – solve the dependencies (if any) and accept.
3. rczmd restart – to make the Zenworks Management Deamon aware of the change.
4. rug products – to verify that OPEN_ENTERPRISE_SERVER is recognized as installed.

S | Name | Version | Category
i | SUSE_SLES_SP1 | 10.1-0 | add-on
i | OPEN_ENTERPRISE_SERVER | 2- | add-on

Run the Novell Customer Center configuration again. This time it should request a activation code for both SLES10 as OES2 and afterwards it should be possible to update both SLES10 and OES2 components.

Source: TID7000219

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a experienced VMware Architect with more than 20 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Hyper Converged with a deep interest into performance and architecture. Michael is VCDX 210 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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