SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

AutoYaST Guide

AutoYaST is a system for unattended mass deployment SUSE Linux Enterprise Server systems using an AutoYaST profile containing installation and configuration data. The manual guides you through the basic steps of auto-installation: preparation, installation, and configuration.

Publication Date: April 20, 2018
1 Introduction
1.1 Motivation
1.2 Overview and Concept
2 The Control File
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Format
2.3 Structure
3 Creating A Control File
3.1 Collecting Information
3.2 Using the Configuration Management System (CMS)
3.3 Creating/Editing a Control File Manually
3.4 Creating a Control File via Script with XSLT
4 Configuration and Installation Options
4.1 General Options
4.2 Reporting
4.3 System Registration and Extension Selection
4.4 The Boot Loader
4.5 Partitioning
4.6 iSCSI Initiator Overview
4.7 Fibre Channel over Ethernet Configuration (FCoE)
4.8 Country Settings
4.9 Software
4.10 Upgrade
4.11 Services and Targets
4.12 Network Configuration
4.13 NIS Client
4.14 NIS Server
4.15 LDAP Server (Authentication Server)
4.16 Windows Domain Membership
4.17 Samba Server
4.18 Authentication Client
4.19 NFS Client and Server
4.20 NTP Client
4.21 Mail Configuration
4.22 HTTP Server Configuration
4.23 Squid Server
4.24 FTP Server
4.25 TFTP Server
4.26 Firstboot Workflow
4.27 Security Settings
4.28 Linux Audit Framework (LAF)
4.29 Users and Groups
4.30 Custom User Scripts
4.31 System Variables (Sysconfig)
4.32 Adding Complete Configurations
4.33 Ask the User for Values during Installation
4.34 Kernel Dumps
4.35 DNS Server
4.36 DHCP Server
4.37 Firewall Configuration
4.38 Miscellaneous Hardware and System Components
4.39 Importing SSH Keys and Configuration
4.40 Configuration Management
5 Rules and Classes
5.1 Rule-based Automatic Installation
5.2 Classes
5.3 Mixing Rules and Classes
5.4 Merging of Rules and Classes
6 The Auto-Installation Process
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Choosing the Right Boot Medium
6.3 Invoking the Auto-Installation Process
6.4 System Configuration
7 Running AutoYaST in an Installed System
A Handling Rules
B AutoYaST FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
C Advanced Linuxrc Options
C.1 Passing parameters to Linuxrc
C.2 info file format
C.3 Advanced Network Setup
D Main differences between SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and 15 profiles
D.1 Product selection
D.2 Software
D.3 Registration of Module and Extension Dependencies
D.4 Partitioning
D.5 Firewall configuration
D.6 NTP Configuration
D.7 AutoYaST Packages are Needed for 2nd Stage
D.8 The CA Management Module has been Dropped
D.9 Upgrade
E GNU Licenses
E.1 GNU Free Documentation License
List of Examples
2.1 AutoYaST Control File (Profile)
2.2 Control file container
2.3 Nested Resources
3.1 Example File for Replacing the Host Name/Domain by Script
4.1 General Options
4.2 Reporting Behavior
4.3 Automated Partitioning
4.4 Detailed Automated Partitioning
4.5 Mount Options
4.6 Keeping partitions
4.7 Auto-detection of partitions to be kept.
4.8 Create LVM Physical Volume
4.9 LVM Logical Volumes
4.10 RAID1 configuration
4.11 iSCSI client
4.12 FCoE configuration
4.13 Language
4.14 Timezone
4.15 Keyboard
4.16 Explicit Product Selection
4.17 Package Selection in the Control File with Patterns and Packages Sections
4.18 Creating a Package Database With the Additional Package inst-source-utils.rpm
4.19 add_on_products.xml
4.20 Adding SDK product auto AutoYaST configuration file
4.21 Kernel Selection in the Control File
4.22 Package Selection in Control File
4.23 Upgrade and Backup
4.24 Configuring Services and Targets
4.25 Network configuration
4.26 Bridge Interface Configuration
4.27 Network configuration: Proxy
4.28 Network configuration: NIS
4.29 NIS Server Configuration
4.30 LDAP configuration
4.31 Samba Client configuration
4.32 Samba Server configuration
4.33 Network configuration: Authentication Client
4.34 Network Configuration: NFS Client
4.35 Network Configuration: NFS Server
4.36 Network configuration: NTP Client
4.37 Mail Configuration
4.38 HTTP Server Configuration
4.39 Squid Server Configuration
4.40 FTP server configuration:
4.41 TFTP server configuration:
4.42 Enabling Firstboot Workflow
4.43 Security configuration
4.44 LAF configuration
4.45 Minimal User Configuration
4.46 Complex User Configuration
4.47 Group Configuration
4.48 Enabling autologin and password-less login
4.49 Script Configuration
4.50 Sysconfig Configuration
4.51 Dumping files into the installed system
4.52 Dumping files into the installed system
4.53 Kdump configuration
4.54 Kdump memory reservation with multiple values
4.55 Basic DNS server settings
4.56 Configuring DNS server zones and advanced settings
4.57 Example dhcp-server section
4.58 Example firewall section
4.59 Printer configuration
4.60 Sound configuration
4.61 Importing SSH Keys and Configuration from /dev/sda2
4.62 Configuring Salt Manager
5.1 Simple Rules File
5.2 Simple Rules File
6.1 Determine HEX code for an IP address
6.2 Linuxrc options in the control file
D.1 Adding Modules and Extensions (online)
D.2 Adding Modules and Extensions (offline)
D.3 Assigning Zones: Default Configuration (Deprecated Syntax)
D.4 Assigning Zones: Default Configuration (SLE 15 Syntax)
D.5 Masquerading and Protecting Internal Zones (Deprecated Syntax)
D.6 Masquerading and Protecting Internal Zones (SLE 15 Syntax)
D.7 Opening Ports (Deprecated Syntax)
D.8 Opening Ports (SLE 15 Syntax)
D.9 Opening Services (Deprecated Syntax)
D.10 Opening Services (SLE 15 Syntax)
D.11 NTP configuration (SLE 15 Syntax)
D.12 Minimal Registration Configuration for Upgrade

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