Public Cloud Setup

Public Cloud providers pre-install SUSE Manager, so you do not need to perform any installation steps. However, SUSE Manager Server needs to be registered with SUSE Customer Center to receive updates before you can log in.

For detailed instructions on registering SUSE Manager to SUSE Customer Center, see installation:server-setup.adoc.

When you have registered, all SUSE Linux Enterprise modules will be activated. You will also need to activate the public cloud module.

Procedure: Activating the Public Cloud Module
  1. On the SUSE Manager Server, open the YaST management tool, and navigate to Software  Software Repositories.

  2. Click Add and select Extensions and Modules from Registration Server.

  3. In the Available extensions field, select Public Cloud Module.

If you prefer to use the command line, you can add the module with this command:

SUSEConnect -p sle-module-public-cloud/15.1/x86_64

When the installation procedure has finished, you can check that you have all the required modules. At the command prompt, enter:

SUSEConnect --status-text

For SUSE Manager Server on a public cloud, the expected modules are:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Basesystem Module

  • Python 2 Module

  • Server Applications Module

  • Web and Scripting Module

  • SUSE Manager Server Module

  • Public Cloud Module

Account Credentials

An administrator account is created by default. The username and password varies depending on your provider.

Table 1. Default Administrator Account Details
Provider Default Username Default Password

Amazon EC2



Google Compute Engine



Microsoft Azure



You can retrieve the instance name or ID from the public cloud instance web console, or from the command prompt:

Amazon EC2:

ec2metadata --instance-id

Google Compute Engine:

gcemetadata --query instance --id

Microsoft Azure:

azuremetadata --instance-name

When you have logged in to the administrator account for the first time, change the default password to protect your account.