How to in-place upgrade from SLES 11 SP2 to SP3

Following along in my line of “Readers Digest” versions of the official Opensuse upgrades procedures (here are a couple of my past ones: 11.1, 11.2, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2), I decided I’d post one for upgrading in-place from SLES 11 SP2 to SP3 (which I’ve been doing a lot of lately).  I always like to keep a brief, concise version for myself to reference, and I hope it might help you too.  Just be sure to run each of these lines one-at-a-time, not like a script…

Here you go:

su -
zypper ref -s
zypper update -t patch
zypper in -t product sle-sdk-SP3-migration SUSE_SLES-SP3-migration
suse_register -d 2 -L /root/.suse_register.log
zypper ref -s
zypper mr --disable <for each of the sles 11 sp1 and sp2 repos>
zypper dup --from SLES11-SP3-Pool --from SLES11-SP3-Updates
suse_register -d 2 -L /root/.suse_register.log

Thanks to the folks at Novell Support, and here’s the “long and detailed” guide that I borrowed this from:


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