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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Deployment Guide

Publication Date: September 24, 2021
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1 Planning for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1.1 Considerations for Deployment of a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1.2 Deployment of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1.3 Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
I Architecture Specific Installation Considerations
2 Installation on x86, AMD64, Intel 64, and Itanium
2.1 Required Background
2.2 System Requirements for Operating Linux
2.3 Installation Considerations
2.4 Boot and Installation Media
2.5 Installation Procedure
2.6 Controlling the Installation
2.7 Dealing with Boot and Installation Problems
3 Installation on IBM POWER
3.1 Requirements
3.2 Preparation
4 Installation on IBM System z
4.1 General Information and Requirements
4.2 Preparing for Installation
4.3 Network Connection Types
4.4 The parmfile—Automating the System Configuration
4.5 Using the vt220 Terminal Emulator
4.6 Further In-Depth Information about IBM System z
II Manual Deployment
5 Deployment Strategies
5.1 Deploying up to 10 Workstations
5.2 Deploying up to 100 Workstations
5.3 Deploying More than 100 Workstations
6 Installation with YaST
6.1 Choosing the Installation Method
6.2 The Installation Workflow
6.3 IBM POWER: System Start-Up for Network Installation
6.4 IBM System z: System Start-Up for Installation
6.5 System Start-Up for Installation
6.6 The Boot Screen on Machines Equipped with Traditional BIOS
6.7 The Boot Screen on Machines Equipped with UEFI
6.8 Welcome
6.9 IBM System z: Hard Disk Configuration
6.10 Media Check
6.11 Installation Mode
6.12 Clock and Time Zone
6.13 Server Base Scenario
6.14 Installation Settings
6.15 Performing the Installation
6.16 Configuration of the Installed System
6.17 Graphical Login
7 Updating SUSE Linux Enterprise
7.1 Terminology
7.2 The SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Maintenance Model
7.3 Supported Upgrade Paths to SLE SP4
7.4 General Preparations for Updating
7.5 Updating SLE 11 SP1 to SLE 11 SP2
7.6 Updating SLE 11 SP2 to SLE 11 SP3
7.7 Updating SLE 11 SP3 to SLE 11 SP4
7.8 Backporting Source Code
7.9 The Atomic Update
7.10 Migration Hooks for YaST Wagon
8 Setting Up Hardware Components with YaST
8.1 Hardware Information
8.2 Setting Up Graphics Card and Monitor
8.3 Setting Up Keyboard and Mouse
8.4 Setting Up Sound Cards
8.5 Setting Up a Printer
8.6 Setting Up a Scanner
9 Installing or Removing Software
9.1 Definition of Terms
9.2 Using the KDE Interface (Qt)
9.3 Managing Software Repositories and Services
9.4 Keeping the System Up-to-date
10 Installing Add-On Products
10.1 Add-Ons
10.2 Binary Drivers
10.3 SUSE Software Development Kit (SDK) 11
11 Accessing the Internet
11.1 Direct Internet Connection
11.2 Internet Connection Via Network
12 Managing Users with YaST
12.1 User and Group Administration Dialog
12.2 Managing User Accounts
12.3 Additional Options for User Accounts
12.4 Changing Default Settings for Local Users
12.5 Assigning Users to Groups
12.6 Managing Groups
12.7 Changing the User Authentication Method
13 Changing Language and Country Settings with YaST
13.1 Changing the System Language
13.2 Changing the Country and Time Settings
14 Remote Installation
14.1 Installation Scenarios for Remote Installation
14.2 Setting Up the Server Holding the Installation Sources
14.3 Preparing the Boot of the Target System
14.4 Booting the Target System for Installation
14.5 Monitoring the Installation Process
15 Advanced Disk Setup
15.1 Using the YaST Partitioner
15.2 LVM Configuration
15.3 Soft RAID Configuration
16 Subscription Management
16.1 Using Kernel Parameters to Access an SMT Server
16.2 Configuring Clients Using AutoYaST Profile
16.3 Configuring Clients Using the clientSetup4SMT.sh Script
16.4 Registering Clients Against SMT Test Environment
III Imaging and Creating Products
17 KIWI
17.1 Prerequisites for KIWI
17.2 Knowing KIWI’s Build Process
17.3 Image Description
17.4 Creating Appliances with KIWI
17.5 For More Information
18 Creating Add-On Products With Add-on Creator
18.1 Creating Images
18.2 Add-On Structure
18.3 For More Information
19 Creating Images with YaST Product Creator
19.1 Prerequisites for Product Creator
19.2 Creating Images
19.3 For More Information
20 Deploying Customized Preinstallations
20.1 Preparing the Master Machine
20.2 Customizing the Firstboot Installation
20.3 Cloning the Master Installation
20.4 Personalizing the Installation
IV Automated Installations
21 Automated Installation
21.1 Simple Mass Installation
21.2 Rule-Based Autoinstallation
21.3 For More Information
22 Automated Upgrade from SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 to 11 SP3
22.1 Preparing the AutoYaST Profile
22.2 Running the Automated Upgrade
22.3 GRUB Menu Section for Booting into the Upgrade
22.4 Second Stage of the Upgrade
22.5 Limitations and Hints
23 Automated Deployment of Preload Images
23.1 Deploying system manually from rescue image
23.2 Automated Deployment with PXE Boot
A GNU Licenses
A.1 GNU Free Documentation License

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