SUSE Manager/Installation

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Installation help

This page contains very abbreviated installation instructions for various scenarios. Please refer to the Quick start and Installation Guide for full documentation.

On physical hardware

Virtualized

KVM

Xen

Here are the basic steps for a Xen installation:

  • Map storage to the directory:
  /var/lib/xen/images
  • Create this directory:
  /var/lib/xen/images/susemanager
  • Decompress the bz2 file:
  tar jxvf SUSE_Manager....bz2 /var/lib/xen/images/susemanager
  • Copy the sample configuration file to /etc/xen/vm, and name it something like susemanager:
 cp /var/lib/xen/images/susemanager/SUSE_Manager_Server_1.2.x86_64-1.2.0.xenconfig /etc/xen/vm/susemanager
  • Edit the configuration file to reflect what you want. We changed the name to be something shorter: susemanager.
  • Get this into the xen database where you can launch the installer:
 xm new susemanager

From there you can run it as you do any Xen vm.


Also - make sure once you complete phase one (the SLES install) and BEFORE you update that you remove any non-Xen kernel rpm's. In the case of the original Xen appliance, it had kernel-default-base installed - which is not needed for a Xen VM.

  rpm -qa | grep kernel

You will see which kernel rpm's are installed.

Any which do not have the word 'xen' in them should be removed - for example:

  rpm -e kernel-default-base

This is important because the /boot on the Xen appliance is too small (63MB) and will otherwise fill up during an update. (See bugzilla 698161)

VMware

VirtualBox