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SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 12 Image Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Guide

Publication Date: May 18, 2020
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1 Product Overview
1.1 Architecture
1.2 System Requirements
1.3 Server Types
1.4 Images
1.5 SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Deployment
2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Installation
2.1 Installation During the Initial Installation Process
2.2 Installation On Top of an Already Installed System
2.3 Upgrading SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 to SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3
3 Setting Up an Image Building Server
3.1 Types of Images
3.2 Preparing Source Repositories
4 Setting Up the Administration Server
4.1 Administration Server Configuration
4.2 Initializing the LDAP Directory with posInitAdminserver
4.3 Creating Point of Service Images
4.4 Copying the Boot Image Files
4.5 Copying the System Image Files
4.6 Creating the Required LDAP Structure
4.7 Copying Images to the Administration Server rsync Directory
4.8 Simple Administration GUI
5 Setting Up a Branch Server
5.1 Branch Server Network Configuration
5.2 Configuring Branch Server with the posInitBranchserver Command
5.3 Distributing Images to the Branch Server
5.4 Starting the posleases2ldap Core Script
5.5 Starting the posASWatch Service
5.6 Installing a Branch Server Using a Specialized Image
6 Booting Point of Service Terminals
6.1 Conditions to Add a Point of Service Terminal
6.2 Hardware
6.3 Point of Service Configuration Files
6.4 Booting the Point of Service Terminal
6.5 Selecting a Boot Image Using Menu on a Terminal
7 Managing SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service
7.1 Monitoring the Terminal Boot-Up
7.2 SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service High-Availability Installation Workflow
7.3 Booting Special Images on Terminals
7.4 Remotely Managing Point of Service Terminals with admind and adminc
7.5 Backup and Restore
8 Building SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Images on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-Based Image Server
8.1 Building Images with the Image Creator Tool
8.2 Building Images with KIWI
9 Deploying and Using SUSE Linux Enterprise 12-Based Image Server and 64-Bit Client Images
9.1 Setting Up a SUSE Linux Enterprise 12-Based Image Building Server
9.2 Building Images with KIWI
9.3 Booting 64-Bit Client Images
10 SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Customization
10.1 Using Terminals with IDs
10.2 Using Terminals with Roles
10.3 API Description
10.4 Using Role Related Hooks
10.5 Securing Your Setup
10.6 Specifying Kernel Command Line Options for Selected Terminals
10.7 Configure KIWI to Use the FTP Protocol
10.8 Changing the Server Language
11 The LDAP Directory on SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service
11.1 LDAP Architecture and Synchronization
11.2 Using posAdmin to Manage the LDAP Directory
11.3 LDAP Validation and Checking
11.4 Logical Structure of the LDAP Directory
11.5 LDAP Objects Reference
12 Migration from Older Versions
12.1 Migration from SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 10 to SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11
12.2 Manual Conversion of Image Configurations for SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP2
12.3 Migration from SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP1 to SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP2
12.4 Migration from SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP2 to SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3
13 Troubleshooting
13.1 Debugging SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Commands
13.2 Collecting SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Data for Bug Reporting
13.3 Server Infrastructure
13.4 Operation
13.5 Known Issues
14 Recent Documentation Changes
A SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Files and Directory Structure
A.1 Administration Server Directory Structure
A.2 Branch Server Directory Structure
A.3 Image Building Server Files and Directory Structure
B Point of Service Commands
B.1 Overview
B.2 Core Script Process
B.3 Command Quick Reference
C Deprecated Elements
C.1 Deprecated Scripts
C.2 Deprecated LDAP Structures
D GNU Licenses
D.1 GNU Free Documentation License

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