SuSE RMT Repo Installation

by Ramses Soto-Navarro ramses@sotosystems.com

Overview
Register
Install RMT
Setup MySQL Password
RMT Setup
Setup Firewall Rules
Enable SLP Broadcast
RMT Server Status
Install Repos
Setup RMT Clients
Add Repo Install Directories
Create Mini ISOs


Overview

Brief notes about how to install RMT (Repository Mirror Tool) on SuSE 15.x. The audience is experienced Linux administrators.
NOTE: Do not install Apache; on SuSE it uses Nginx. Official Documentation:https://documentation.suse.com/sles/15-SP1/single-html/SLES-rmt/index.html

Register

Verify server is registered with SUSE via regular registration procedures: yast, Product Registration.
Verify online repos are populated:

# zypper refresh
# zypper repos

Install RMT

Install the repository mirror too. If not already setup, then MySQL will also be installed.

# zypper in rmt-server
# rcmysql start
# rcnginx start
# systemctl enable mariadb
# systemctl enable nginx

Setup MySQL Password

# set +o history
# mysqladmin -u root password 'password'
# set -o history
# mysql -u root -p
>show databases;
>quit

RMT Setup

# yast, 
	Network Services, RMT Configuration.

To get credentials: ssc.suse.com, Proxies, top right, click on eye:

Database username: rmt
Password: <select password>
CA Private Key Password: <select password>

Setup firewall rules

# firewall-cmd --get-active-zones
# firewall-cmd --list-all --zone=internal
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=snmp
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=http
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=https
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=ftp
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=squid
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=nfs
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=nfs3
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --add-service=syslog
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --permanent --add-port=427/tcp
# firewall-cmd --zone=internal --permanent --add-port=427/udp
# firewall-cmd --runtime-to-permanent
# firewall-cmd --reload

Enable SLP Broadcast

# zypper install openslp-server
# systemctl enable slpd.service
# systemctl restart slpd.service

View RMT Server Status

Look at trigger section for the time it will be udpated.

# systemctl status rmt-server-sync.timer

View Products and Repos:

# rmt-cli products list --all
# rmt-cli repos list --all

View installed products and repos:

# rmt-cli products list
# rmt-cli repos list

Install Repos

Install the repos and packages for SuSE 12 SP4, 12 SP5, 15 SP1, syncronize, then mirror.

# rmt-cli products enable SLES/12.4/x86_64 SLES/12.5/x86_64 SLES/15.1/x86_64 

Alternative:

#rmt-cli products enable 1625 1878 1763
# rmt-cli sync 
# rmt-cli mirror

Setup RMT Clients

Setup the other servers to register and install packages via the repo servers:

# wget http://test-repo1/tools/rmt-client-setup
# sh rmt-client-setup https://test-repo1.example.com
	Do you accept this certificate? [y/n] y
	Start the registration now? [y/n] y

# zypper refresh
# zypper repos
# zypper list-updates
# zypper update

Install a test package mc (midnight commander):

# zypper install mc
# zypper info mc
# zypper packages
# mc

Add Repo Install Directories

Upload ISOs and mount them, ready for local over the LAN install:

http://test-repo1.example.com/pub/suse/suse-12-sp4/dvd1
http://test-repo1.example.com/pub/suse/suse-15-sp1/dvd1
http://test2-repo1.example.com/pub/suse/suse-12-sp4/dvd1
http://test2-repo1.example.com/pub/suse/suse-15-sp1/dvd1

Create Mini ISOs

The mini ISOs will be 90MB to 100MB; makes for faster and easier remote installs over the LAN while using the repo servers. Place them in the same directory as the original ISOs:

# mksusecd --create SLE-15-SP1-mini.iso --nano SLE-15-SP1-Installer-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso
# mksusecd --create SLE-12-SP4-mini.iso --nano SLE-12-SP4-Server-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso

The End.