Prepare Server

Before you start you need to install the SUSE Manager Server. The method for installing the SUSE Manager Server varies depending on your hardware and environment.

SUSE Manager is installed using the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Unified Installer. During the installation process, when you are prompted for which product to install, select SUSE Manager Server. The server does not need to have the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 with SAP product installed. For more information about installing the SUSE Manager Server, see SUSE Manager 4.3サーバのインストール.

When the SUSE Manager Server is installed, set it up by running the yast2 susemanager_setup command from the command prompt. The setup script prompts you to complete additional details about your server, and give you the URL to use to access the Web UI. For more information about setup, see SUSE Managerのサーバ設定.

You need to do some configuration to set up the SUSE Manager Web UI. In your browser, navigate to the URL of the server, and configure your administration access to the Web UI. For more information about setting up the Web UI, see Webインターフェースの設定.

Now you can use the Web UI to prepare software channels and activation keys for your clients.

On the SUSE Manager Server, add the appropriate SAP channels: From the Web UI, add SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 for SAP.

Synchronize the SUSE Manager Server with the SUSE Customer Center. You can do this using the Web UI. Add the new channel to your activation key.

To check if a channel has finished synchronizing navigate to Admin  Setup Wizard and select the Products tab. This dialog displays a completion bar for each product when they are being synchronized.

Software channels can be very large. The initial channel synchronization can sometimes take up to several hours.

When the initial synchronization is complete, we recommended you clone the channel before you work with it. This gives you a backup of the original synchronization data.