Install SUSE Manager 4.3 Proxy

SUSE Manager Proxy is a SUSE product within the SUSE Linux Enterprise product family. This section describes how to install SUSE Manager Proxy from SUSE Linux Enterprise installation media. It assumes you already have obtained a registration code for your SUSE Manager Proxy, for example from a "SUSE Manager Lifecycle Management+" subscription.

For information on registering with SUSE Customer Center, retrieving your organization credentials from SUSE Customer Center, or obtaining installation media, see General Requirements.

If you want to install SUSE Manager Proxy on a virtual machine, ensure your virtual machine has enough disk space and RAM by checking the requirements at Hardware Requirements.

SUSE Manager Proxy is the SUSE Manager component that caches software packages on an internal server. The proxy also caches patch updates from SUSE or custom RPMs generated by third-party organizations. A proxy allows you to use bandwidth more effectively because client systems connect to the proxy for updates, and the SUSE Manager server is no longer required to handle all client requests. A SUSE Manager Proxy can serve both Traditional and Salt clients. The proxy also supports transparent custom package deployment.

SUSE Manager Proxy is an open source (GPLv2) solution that provides the following features:

  • Cache software packages within a Squid proxy.

  • Client systems see the SUSE Manager Proxy as the SUSE Manager server instance.

  • The SUSE Manager Proxy is registered as a client system with the SUSE Manager server.

The primary goal of a SUSE Manager Proxy is to improve SUSE Manager performance by reducing bandwidth requirements and accelerating response time.

Procedure: Installing SUSE Manager Proxy with the Unified Installer
  1. To boot the Unified Installer from the installation image, 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 the SUSE Manager Proxy checkbox, and click Next.

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

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

  6. In the Available Extensions and Modules screen, select any extensions or modules you require, and click Next. Basesystem, SUSE Manager Proxy, and Server Applications are pre-selected and mandatory for the SUSE Manager Proxy installation. OPTIONAL: In the following Add On Product screen, select any additional or add-on products you require, and click Next.

  7. In the System Role screen, check the SUSE Manager Proxy checkbox, and click Next.

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

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

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

  11. Review the settings on the Installation Settings screen, and then click Install.

When the installation procedure has finished, you can check that you have all the required modules. At the command prompt, enter:

SUSEConnect --status-text

For SUSE Manager Proxy, the expected modules are:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Basesystem Module

  • Server Applications Module

  • SUSE Manager Proxy Module

Continue with registering the installed SUSE Manager Proxy as a client: SUSE Manager Proxy Registration.