Installing SUSE Manager 4.2 Server

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SUSE Manager is a SUSE product within the SUSE Linux Enterprise product family. This section describes how to install SUSE Manager Server from the SUSE Linux Enterprise installation media. For this topic we assume that you already have valid organization credentials with SUSE Customer Center and have obtained a registration code for your SUSE Manager.

For information on registering with SUSE Customer Center, retrieving your organization credentials from SUSE Customer Center, or obtaining installation media, see installation:general-requirements.adoc.

Before installing SUSE Manager, ensure your physical or virtual machine has enough disk space and RAM by checking the requirements at installation:hardware-requirements.adoc.

  • The recommended way of installing SUSE Manager is from the SUSE Linux Enterprise installation media with the Unified Installer.

  • In case of installing SUSE Manager in a public cloud where SUSE Manager image is available, use that image. For more information, see quickstart-public-cloud:qs-publiccloud-overview.adoc.

  • In case of installing SUSE Manager in a public cloud where a SUSE Manager image is not available, it is possible to start from a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 and switch the base product to SUSE Manager 4.2. For more information, see installation:install-vm.adoc.

1. Installing SUSE Manager

Procedure: Installing SUSE Manager Server from a DVD Image
  1. Boot your system with the Unified Installer. If booting fails you might need to adjust the boot order in the BIOS.

  2. When prompted, select Installation.

  3. In the Language, Keyboard and Product Selection screen, check SUSE Manager Server, and click Next.

    unifiedinstaller install
  4. Read and agree to the End User Licence Agreement, and click Next.

  5. In the Registration screen, check the Register System via scc.suse.com checkbox, enter your SUSE Customer Center credentials, and click Next.

    unifiedinstaller registration
  6. In the Extension and Module Selection screen, select additional extensions or modules you require, and click Next. Mandatory modules are pre-selected and you cannot disable them.

    unifiedinstaller extensions
  7. OPTIONAL: In the Add On Product screen, select any additional or add-on products you require, and click Next. We do not recommend that you run any other workloads on SUSE Manager. Only use add-ons that you absolutely require, such as driver repositories from your hardware vendor.

    unifiedinstaller addon
  8. In the System Role screen, check the SUSE Manager Server checkbox, and click Next.

    unifiedinstaller systemrole
  9. In the Suggested Partitioning screen, either accept the default values, or use the Guided Setup or Expert Partitioner options to customize your partitioning model, and click Next.

  10. In the Clock and Time Zone screen, enter your region and timezone, and click Next.

  11. In the Local Users screen, create a new user, and click Next.

  12. In the System Administrator "root" screen, create the "root" user, and click Next.

  13. Review the settings on the Installation Settings screen.

  14. On the Installation Settings screen click Install.

The default SUSE Manager server installation does not enable a graphical desktop environment. If you want to run setup tools such as YaST with a graphical interface local on the SUSE Manager server, click Software and select the X Window System pattern.

When the installation procedure has finished, you can check that you have all the required modules by using the SUSEConnect --status-text command at a command prompt. For SUSE Manager Server, the expected modules are:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Basesystem Module

  • Python 2 Module

  • Server Applications Module

  • Web and Scripting Module

  • SUSE Manager Server Module

When you have finished installing the SUSE Manager Server, you need to set it up so it is ready to use. For more information, see installation:server-setup.adoc.