Adding a repository or SMT

Add a custom repository or a Subscription Management Tool (SMT) server into the dashboard repository list so that you can register and connect it to endpoints.

Before you begin

Activate the Repository Configuration - SUSE Linux Enterprise analysis to populate the dashboard with endpoint and repository information.


  1. From the SLE Custom Repository Management dashboard, click the Repositories tab.
  2. Click Add.
  3. From the Add a New Repository dialog, select the repository type that you want to add.
    Note: Ensure that the repository settings match the repository server configuration.
    • If you are adding a standard repository, enter values for the following fields:
      Repository Name
      Specifies the repository name to use in your BigFix deployment.
      Repository URL
      Specifies the URL to access the repository.
      Figure 1. Adding a repository

      Adding a repository
    • If you are adding an SMT server, enter values for the following fields:
      SMT Server Name
      Specifies the SMT server name to use in your BigFix deployment.
      SMT Server URL
      Specifies the SMT Server URL in the form of https://<servername>/center/regsvc on a default setup. For example,
      clientSetup4SMT script URL
      The clientSetup4SMT script URL is generated automatically when you enter the SMT Server URL. Typically, it is in the form of https://<servername>/repo/tools/
      Note: The generated script URL can be accessed directly in a browser to check its validity. If it is valid, download a copy of the file.
      Figure 2. Adding an SMT

      Adding an SMT
    Note: When you enter the SMT Server URL, the clientSetup4SMT script URL is generated automatically. This script is provided with SMT to configure endpoints to use the SMT server or to reconfigure it to use a different SMT server.
  4. Click Save.

What to do next

To connect the added repository to an endpoint, see Registering endpoints to a repository or SMT.

If you want to add all the known existing repositories of an endpoint, both SMTs and standard repositories, to the dashboard list, use the Import feature. For more information, see Importing repositories or SMTs.