Public Cloud Setup

Public Cloud providers pre-install SUSE Manager, so you do not need to perform any installation steps. However, you must have the correct SUSE Manager and SUSE Linux Enterprise entitlements to receive updates before you can log in.

For most bring your own service (BYOS) images, these entitlements are provided by SUSE, and can be obtained using the SUSE Customer Center. If you are using an on demand image, you need to do some extra preparation before you can register to SUSE Customer Center.

When you have registered, all SUSE Linux Enterprise modules are activated. You can then activate the public cloud module.

Procedure: Preparing On Demand Images
  1. Log in the on demand instance.

  2. At the command prompt, as root, remove the cloud-regionsrv-client package:

    zypper rm cloud-regionsrv-client
  3. Remove additional packages specific to your cloud provider:

    • Amazon EC2:

      zypper rm regionServiceClientConfigEC2 regionServiceCertsEC2
    • Google Compute Engine:

      zypper rm cloud-regionsrv-client-plugin-gce regionServiceClientConfigGCE regionServiceCertsGCE
    • Microsoft Azure:

      zypper rm regionServiceClientConfigAzure regionServiceCertsAzure
  4. Open the /etc/hosts file, and delete the entry that contains

  5. Remove the SUSEConnect configuration file:

    rm /etc/SUSEConnect

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

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/15.2/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 --compute --name

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