orcharhino Client Upgrade Guide¶
This guide describes how to add and upgrade orcharhino clients.
orcharhino and its clients is a large software suite undergoing active development. It is recommended to upgrade orcharhino clients when ATIX releases new versions to take advantage of its new features and bug fixes. Refer to the orcharhino Release Notes for more information.
Make sure you carefully read all of the instructions, warnings, and recommendations presented in this guide and the appropriate version specific orcharhino Upgrade Notes in the ATIX Service Portal. ATIX does not offer support for recovery from a failed upgrade if you did not follow our upgrade guide.
Adding orcharhino Clients¶
The following steps guide you through adding orcharhino clients manually. orcharhino clients are required to attach hosts to orcharhino.
Create a new product
The product will typically house all orcharhino clients for a single operating system, e.g.
Create new repositories
Creating a repository requires several fields besides the
upstream URL, such as an arbitrary name and a type. You can find the necessary upstream URLs for all orcharhino clients in the ATIX Service Portal.
Sync newly created product
Syncing a product fetches the orcharhino client from the upstream URL to your orcharhino instance.
Create new content view
Create activation key
(Optional) Create new host group
Creating a new host group simplifies the process of creating hosts.
This allows you to attach and deploy hosts running specific operating systems to/from orcharhino.
Upgrading orcharhino Clients¶
Refer to the ATIX Service Portal for instructions on how to upgrade SLES clients to SLES clients v2.
Every orcharhino release also contains newly built orcharhino clients. There are two steps required to make use of these:
Synchronize all products containing the orcharhino client repositories. Navigate to the products page and select Sync Now from the action menu. It is usually best to add a sync plan to a product, so that all repositories within are synchronized on a regular basis.
Publish content view
Publish a new version of the content view containing the orcharhino client repositories.
Now, hosts subscribed to an activation key containing the client repositories or corresponding content views will automatically be able to receive the newly synchronized orcharhino clients. Refer to activation keys and content hosts for more information.