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cirux

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SUMA using a local repository?
« on: September 23, 2011, 01:30:33 AM »
Hello Admins !

I here again with a new question.
Anyone is using SUMA to patch AIX servers? Ok because this is my doubt.
Can I set SUMA to use a local repository? Or I have to use the IBM Web Repository?

I'm patching a lot of AIX servers, version 53 and 61, currently I built a repository with all filesets, and use the NFS service to mounted and after that patch the server, but if I can change the configuration to use SUMA with a local repository, will be better.  ;D

Thanks in advance !

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Re: SUMA using a local repository?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 06:38:03 PM »
Basically, I use SUMA to create the repository and then use NIM to install clients/partitions. I wrote the basic process in an article some time ago.

Check out http://www.rootvg.net/content/view/248/88/ (HOWTO: Use SUMA and NIM to manage Software updates )

I look into other options, my suitcase is coming :)

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Re: SUMA using a local repository?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 12:39:01 AM »
Hey Michael, how are you??

But do you investigated the way to make SUMA works with a local repository or do you know if this is possible?
I took some AIX trainings and none says how to do this or if it's possible.

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Re: SUMA using a local repository?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 05:36:00 PM »
I cannot find a way to get SUMA to look at a different repository, at least not directly from the SMIT menus. "Maybe" if you create a cron job it will go to a local repository.

However, imho (in my humble opinion) the whole point of SUMA is that you create your local update respority that can be used as nfs mounts by local systems. I have a AIX 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1 system, each with there own suma settings.

I consider myself as having local repositories that I fill using SUMA and save me the trouble of going to fix central to look for what is needed. Or - maybe I am not understanding you correctly. You can configure SUMA to compare with a directory so that it only downloads what is missing. Is this what you meant by repository perhaps?