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Old 09-21-2015
IBM Configure HTTP proxy in SUMA

Hi,

I am trying to configure an HTTP_PROXY so that suma can reach out beyond our intranet and pull updates from the IBM website. Currently, our suma config is the default as it's not been used before. When I attempt to issue the following command sudo suma -c -a HTTP_PROXY=http://our-proxy.location.company.com:8080/ I get the following error 0500-019 The -a flag entry HTTP_PROXY=http://our-proxy.location.company.com:8080/ is not valid.

I know this proxy is working, as it is being use elsewhere with no issues. I'd like to get this tool working as it seems to be the easiest method of bringing patches into our environment, so any advice will certain help! Thank you.
# 2  
Old 09-21-2015
Probably the trailing / after :8080 should not be there..
# 3  
Old 09-21-2015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrutinizer
Probably the trailing / after :8080 should not be there..
I tried removing it already to no avail. What I did find is that SUMA no longer allows you to define the HTTP proxy within SUMA itself. I need to use srv_conn to edit it. I'll go ahead and test that now.

Thank you for your reply.

EDIT: I configured the HTTP proxy, now the preview command is yielding
Code:
****************************************
Performing preview download.
****************************************
0500-059 Entitlement is required to download.
The system's serial number is not entitled.
Please go to the Fix Central website to download fixes.

But, I can go to Fix Central myself and input this machines serial and machine type and download fixes Manually. Ugh.

Last edited by JAR1; 09-21-2015 at 04:54 PM..
# 4  
Old 09-21-2015
Starting with AIX 7.1 the http proxy is no longer an environment variable. Instead, you configure the proxy via the electronic service agent.

As you noted, the fastpath to that is "smitty srv_conn". I did not realize that was the fast path Smilie at me.
# 5  
Old 09-21-2015
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelFelt
Starting with AIX 7.1 the http proxy is no longer an environment variable. Instead, you configure the proxy via the electronic service agent.

As you noted, the fastpath to that is "smitty srv_conn". I did not realize that was the fast path Smilie at me.
Yeah, I had just noticed that in the man page for suma. Unfortunately configuring the http proxy successfully still hasn't yielded the results I need as IBM is complaining that the serial does not have any software entitlement, which is funny, because I just checked on Fix Central and it does. Fun stuff!
# 6  
Old 09-24-2015
I have been waiting for the day - rather fearing the day - when SUMA would also be checking the serial number.

In the back of my mind I am thinking the check is not SUMA, but the electronic service agent saying you are not "support ready".

In any case - also get your IBM service contact involved, perhaps opening a PMR.
# 7  
Old 09-24-2015
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelFelt
I have been waiting for the day - rather fearing the day - when SUMA would also be checking the serial number.

In the back of my mind I am thinking the check is not SUMA, but the electronic service agent saying you are not "support ready".

In any case - also get your IBM service contact involved, perhaps opening a PMR.
Thanks for the reply. I did get them involved, and their "solution" is to just manually download all of the fixes myself and perform manual patching. Well, in such a big environment I don't think that's really an acceptable response. Guess I need to escalate with them past first line support.

EDIT: Does ESA need to be installed for suma to work?

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