Installing SUSE Manager 4.1 Server

SUSE Manager is a SUSE product within the SUSE Linux Enterprise product family. This section describes how to install SUSE Manager Server from the SUSE Linux Enterprise installation media. For this topic we assume that you have already registered your SUSE Manager product with SUSE Customer Center and have obtained a registration code.

For information on registering with SUSE Customer Center, retrieving your organization credentials from SUSE Customer Center, or obtaining installation media, see general-requirements.adoc.

To change a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 into a SUSE Manager 4.1, follow the instructions at installation:install-vm.adoc.

Before installing SUSE Manager, ensure your physical or virtual machine has enough disk space and RAM by checking the requirements at Hardware.

Procedure: Installing SUSE Manager Server from a DVD Image
  1. Boot your system with the Unified Installer. If booting fails you might need to adjust the boot order in the BIOS.

  2. When prompted, select Installation.

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

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

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

    unifiedinstaller extensions
  6. In the Extension and Module Selection screen, select additional extensions or modules you require, and click Next. Mandatory modules are pre-selected and you cannot disable them.

    unifiedinstaller addon
  7. OPTIONAL: In the Add On Product screen, select any additional or add-on products you require, and click Next. We do not recommend that you run any other workloads on SUSE Manager. Only use add-ons that you absolutely require, such as driver repositories from your hardware vendor.

    unifiedinstaller systemrole
  8. In the System Role screen, check the SUSE Manager Server checkbox, and click Next.

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

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

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

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

  13. Review the settings on the Installation Settings screen.

    Graphical Desktop Environment

    The default SUSE Manager server installation does not enable a graphical desktop environment. If you want to run setup tools such as YaST with a graphical interface local on the SUSE Manager server, click Software and select the X Window System pattern.

    On the Installation Settings screen click Install.

When the installation procedure has finished, you can check that you have all the required modules by using the SUSEConnect --status-text command at a command prompt. For SUSE Manager Server, the expected modules are:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Basesystem Module

  • Python 2 Module

  • Server Applications Module

  • Web and Scripting Module

  • SUSE Manager Server Module