Installing with the Unified Installer

SUSE Manager for Retail 4.0 is a SUSE base product. This section describes how to install SUSE Manager for Retail from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installation media. It assumes you have already registered the SUSE Manager product with the SUSE Customer Center and have a registration code.

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

Procedure: Installing SUSE Manager Server from a DVD image
  1. Boot your server 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 Server checkbox, 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.

  6. OPTIONAL: In the 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 for Retail Server 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. In the System Administrator "root" screen, create the "root" user, and click Next.

  12. In the Installation Settings screen ensure that SSH access is open. Review the settings and click Install.

Procedure: Run the Installation Script on the SUSE Manager Server
  1. Use SSH to access the command prompt of the SUSE Manager Server.

  2. Run the installation script:

    yast susemanager_setup
  3. Follow the prompts to set up your account. Ensure you take note of the passwords you set, you will need them later on.

Procedure: Installing SUSE Manager Branch Server from a DVD image
  1. Boot your server 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 Retail Branch Server 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 scc.suse.com checkbox, enter your SUSE Customer Center credentials, and click Next.

  6. OPTIONAL: In the 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. In the System Administrator "root" screen, create the "root" user, and click Next.

  12. In the Installation Settings screen ensure that SSH access is open. Review the settings and click Install.

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 for Retail, the expected modules are:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Basesystem Module

  • Python 2 Module

  • Server Applications Module

  • SUSE Manager Proxy Module

  • SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server Module