Installing with the Unified Installer

SUSE Manager for Retail 4.0 is a SUSE base product. This section describes how to install SUSE Manager for Retail from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installation media with the Unified Installer.

Before you begin the installation, check that your environment meets the requirements at installation:general-requirements.adoc.

Installing SUSE Manager for Retail

Procedure: Installing SUSE Manager for Retail Server from a DVD Image
  1. Boot your server from the installation image. In case of trouble, you might need to adjust the boot order in the BIOS.

  2. When prompted, select Installation.

  3. In the Language, Keyboard and Product Selection screen, check the SUSE Manager Server checkbox, and click Next.

    unifiedinstaller install
  4. Read and agree to the End User Licence Agreement, and click Next.

  5. In the Registration screen, check the Register System via scc.suse.com checkbox, enter your SUSE Customer Center credentials, and click Next.

  6. OPTIONAL: In the Add On Product screen, select any additional or add-on products you require, and click Next.

  7. In the System Role screen, check the SUSE Manager for Retail Server checkbox, and click Next.

    unifiedinstaller system role
  8. In the Suggested Partitioning screen, accept the default values, or use the Guided Setup or Expert Partitioner options to customize your partitioning model, and click Next.

  9. In the Clock and Time Zone screen, enter your region and timezone, and click Next.

  10. In the Local Users screen, create a new user, and click Next.

  11. In the System Administrator "root" screen, create the "root" user, and click Next.

  12. In the Installation Settings screen ensure that SSH access is open. Review the settings and click Install.

Procedure: Run the Installation Script on the SUSE Manager Server
  1. Use SSH to access the command prompt of the SUSE Manager Server.

  2. Run the installation script:

    yast susemanager_setup
  3. Follow the prompts to set up your account. Ensure you take note of the passwords you set, you will need them later on.

Continue with general SUSE Manager configuration and channel synchronization at [installation:server-setup].

Installing SUSE Manager for Retail Branch Server

Procedure: Installing the Branch Server from a DVD Image
  1. Boot your server from the installation image. In case of trouble, you might need to adjust the boot order in the BIOS.

  2. When prompted, select Installation.

  3. In the Language, Keyboard and Product Selection screen, check the SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server checkbox, and click Next.

    unifiedinstaller install branch
  4. Read and agree to the End User Licence Agreement, and click Next.

  5. In the Registration screen, check the Register System via scc.suse.com checkbox, enter your SUSE Customer Center credentials, and click Next.

  6. OPTIONAL: In the Add On Product screen, select any additional or add-on products you require, and click Next.

  7. In the System Role screen, check the SUSE Manager Proxy checkbox, and click Next.

    unifiedinstaller system role branch
  8. In the Suggested Partitioning screen, accept the default values, or use the Guided Setup or Expert Partitioner options to customize your partitioning model, and click Next.

  9. In the Clock and Time Zone screen, enter your region and timezone, and click Next.

  10. In the Local Users screen, create a new user, and click Next.

  11. In the System Administrator "root" screen, create the "root" user, and click Next.

  12. In the Installation Settings screen ensure that SSH access is open. Review the settings and click Install.

Procedure: Configuring and Registering the Branch Server
  1. Create an activation key based on the SLE-Product-SUSE-Manager-Retail-Branch-Server-4.0-Pool base channel. For more information about activation keys, see client-configuration:clients-and-activation-keys.adoc.

  2. In the Child Channels listing, select the recommended channels by clicking the include recommended icon:

    • SLE-Module-Basesystem15-SP1-Pool for x86_64 SMRBS 4.0

    • SLE-Module-Basesystem15-SP1-Updates for x86_64 SMRBS 4.0

    • SLE-Module-Server-Applications15-SP1-Pool for x86_64 SMRBS 4.0

    • SLE-Module-Server-Applications15-SP1-Updates for x86_64 SMRBS 4.0

    • SLE-Product-SUSE-Manager-Retail-Branch-Server-4.0-Updates for x86_64

  3. Use this activation key in SUSE Manager Proxy registration at [installation:proxy-registration].

Do not configure the branch server as a traditionally managed proxy. The branch server must be configured as a Salt client.

Cobbler is not currently supported within SUSE Manager for Retail environments. If you intend to use your installation with SUSE Manager for Retail formulas, do not configure Cobbler on the SUSE Manager for Retail branch server.

Installing SUSE Manager Build Host

Build hosts are regular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installations registered to SUSE Manager as salt minions. For more information how to install and register salt minions to SUSE Manager see client-configuration:registration-overview.adoc.

For how to prepare build host from already registered salt minion, see administration:image-management.adoc#at.images.kiwi.buildhost.

Supported base OS versions of SUSE Manager for Retail build hosts:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server12 SP3

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server12 SP4

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server11 SP3