Public clouds provide SUSE Manager under a Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) model. That means that they 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 sign in.

Follow the cloud providers instructions to SSH into the instance.

Run this command to start set up:

yast2 susemanager_setup

Follow the prompts, and wait for the setup to finish.

For detailed instructions on setting up SUSE Manager with YaST, see installation:server-setup.adoc.

Register your instance with SUSE Customer Center, using this command as root, specifying the registration number and the email address associated with it:

SUSEConnect -r <Registration_Number> -e <registered_email_address>

You can get your registration number by logging in to SUSE Customer Center from your browser.

For more information about registering SUSE Manager with SUSE Customer Center, see installation:general-requirements.adoc.

When you have registered, all SUSE Linux Enterprise modules are activated. You also need to activate the Public Cloud module. Do this from the command prompt on your instance:

SUSEConnect -p sle-module-public-cloud/15.2/x86_64

For more information on activating public clouds, see installation:pubcloud-setup.adoc.

Open the SUSE Manager Web UI with a web browser, using an address like this:


Sign in to the SUSE Manager Web UI with the administrator account. 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



When you sign in to the administrator account for the first time, you are given an automatically generated organization name. Change this by navigating to Admin  Organizations, and editing the organization name.

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

For more information about setting up your SUSE Manager Server, see installation:server-setup.adoc.

Use the SUSE Manager Web UI to add the required software products, and schedule a repository synchronization. The best way to do this is to navigate to Admin  Setup Wizard and follow the prompts.

For more information about the setup wizard, see installation:setup-wizard.adoc.

If you are intending to register Ubuntu or Red Hat Enterprise Linux clients, you need to set up custom repositories and channels. For more information, see the relevant section in client-configuration:registration-overview.adoc.

To synchronize your channels, navigate to Software  Manage  Channels. Click each channel you created, navigate to the Repositories  Sync tab, and click Sync Now. You can also schedule synchronization from this screen.

Before bootstrapping a client, make sure all the selected channels for that product are synchronized.

Synchronization can sometimes take several hours, in particular for openSUSE, SLES ES and RHEL channels.