Formulas Provided by SUSE Manager

Some formulas are installed by default with SUSE Manager. Other official formulas can be installed as RPM packages. When the formula is installed, you can activate them using the SUSE Manager Web UI.

For information about writing custom formulas, see salt:formulas-custom.adoc.

1. Install Formulas with Zypper

Formulas are provided in the SUSE Manager pool software channel.

If a formula uses the same name as an existing Salt state, the two names will collide, and could result in the formula being used instead of the state. Always check states and formulas to avoid name clashes.

Procedure: Installing Formulas with Zypper
  1. On the SUSE Manager Server, at the command prompt, search for available formulas:

    zypper se --type package formula
  2. Get more information about a formula:

    zypper info <formula_name>
  3. On the SUSE Manager Server, at the command prompt, as root, install the formula:

    zypper in <formula_name>

2. Activate Formulas from the Web UI

Formulas provided by SUSE Manager, or formulas that you have installed, can be activated using the SUSE Manager Web UI.

Procedure: Activate Formulas from the Web UI
  1. In the SUSE Manager Web UI, navigate to Systems  List, select the client you want to activate the formula for.

  2. Navigate to the Systems  Formulas tab, and check the formula you want to activate.

  3. Click Save.

  4. Navigate to the new subtab for the formula, and configure the formula as required.

  5. Apply the highstate.