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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Part IV Automated Installations

21 Automated Installation

AutoYaST allows you to install SUSE® Linux Enterprise on a large number of machines in parallel. The AutoYaST technology offers great flexibility to adjust deployments to heterogeneous hardware. This chapter tells you how to prepare a simple automated installation and lay out an advanced scenario in…

22 Automated Upgrade from SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 to 11 SP3

The following procedure is a way to do a mass upgrade unattended from SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 to SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3. Several preparation steps are needed to create a suitable AutoYaST profile. AutoYaST finally will execute the upgrade process.

23 Automated Deployment of Preload Images

With KIWI you are able to create operating system images. This chapter describes the process of deploying a system image to an empty client machine. For this, you have to create a preload image which contains a bootable RAW image. This file contains two important parts: a partition table and the actual operating system. This RAW image will be written to the empty hard disk and the operating system extends to the remaining disk space at first boot.

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