It is also possible to provide the installation media via network. So it can be added to an Installation Server in the same way as every other SUSE LINUX Enterprise Product.
The procedure on how to setup an installation server and to add the service pack is described in the .
On the command line, run the following commands (the last command needs to be run twice): As an alternative to the Online Migration (see Section 4.5.1, Online Migration for details) you may also update your system by booting from an installation source—either a DVD or a network installation source. As an alternative to downloading the updates for each single client system from the Novell update server, it is possible to use the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) for SUSE Linux Enterprise to mirror the updates to a local server.
This tool acts as Novell Customer Center proxy both for client registrations and as software update repository.
This document is quite long and detailed, but don't be afraid.
In fact the update procedure is very simple, straight-forward and (in most cases) self-explaining.
Furthermore, updates can be performed via servers hosting Subscription Management Tool or SUSE Manager.
An Online Migration is supported by the following tools: Make sure the currently installed version has the latest patches installed.
Regardless of your overall updated environment, you can always update individual packages.You can either update to SP2 by using the online update tools to download patches or update using an SP2 installation media.For installing SP2 by downloading patches, the following tools are supported: Attention: The update process has to be done completely from beginning to reboot. Furthermore, the server has to be connected online during the whole update process.As an alternative to downloading the updates for each single client system from the Novell update server, it is possible to use Subscription Management Tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise to mirror the updates to a local server.It runs on a SLES 10 SP2 server and the Novell Appnote Keep your SUSE Linux Desktops, Servers and OES Servers Updated with Subscription Management Tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise gives an overview of its features as well as instructions on how to implement it. To start the standard update from CD-ROM or DVD, reboot your computer with this medium in your CD-ROM or DVD drive.