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|Contents||Bulletin||Scripting in shell and Perl||Network troubleshooting||History||Humor|
|Recommended Links||SLES Documentation||Moving systems to new activation code at the end of support contract|
|Applying Patches in SLES||SLES Service Packs||Using rug||SPident||Startup and shutdown|
|Red Carpet||Troubleshooting||System information||suse_register||Humor||Etc|
You can do re-registration using Novell Customer center in YaST. But that's tedious if you manage more then a dozen systems. The alternative is to use batch registration/registration which is possible using suse_register
Most often in corporate environment there is a single registration code for all Suse boxes (your_company_reg_number). Sometimes it is two or more codes (if additional licenses were bought during the year).
In this cases all you need to register/reregister server in batch mode using suse_register. You need to supply two parameters the code and your email address (should be indentical to the address in your Novell account):
suse_register -a regcode-sles=your_company_reg_number -a email=YourEmailAddress
You can do it also in GUI via YAST: see page 1-39 of your course 3072 on how to do it with YAST
You generally do not need to do anything on Novell site like assign groups unless you want to.
Activation Code: X12346789XX123
Product Subscription Name: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Type: FULL, Order # 1123456
Purchase Used/Count: 1 / 14 (0 virtual)
Expiration Date: 31 Oct 2009
If this does not work then you can use another trick.
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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Registration through a command line utility is needed because registering (or activating) the system through YaST (Novell Customer Center Configuration) is not working or the customer requires a command line solution.
ResolutionThe following examples of thesuse_registercommand can be used to perform the registration:
For SLED 10:
suse_register -a regcode-sled=YourActivationCode -a email=YourEmailAddressFor SLES 10:
suse_register -a regcode-sles=YourActivationCode -a email=YourEmailAddress
Additional Informationsuse_register --helpwill list all available options.
to get debug for problems:suse_register -d 3 -a regcode-sles=YourActivationCode -a email=YourEmailAddress > d3.log 2>&1
Registration process in Suse 10 is seriously buggy and confusing if you are behind the proxy. In enterprise Suse 10 before SP1 you can succeed only using tech. support. SP1 fixed some most glaring holes but still the process quality remains much to be desired...
Novell support as for making updates work is weaker then Red Hat (which is equally buggy in RHEL4 but at least support is good).
deviceid secret trusted-certs zmd.conf
rm deviceid secret
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