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dbabicwa
22-Mar-2018, 03:14
Hi guys,

we manage a large infrastructure, +1000 servers/workstations, so Linux experience is here.

BUT, I've spent whole day yesterday trying to figure out how to install Suse Manager on the VM (VBox, Vmware), after downloading almost 10Gb!

Let's say we following this (just a screen example):

https://www.suse.com/documentation/sled-12/singlehtml/book_quickstarts/book_quickstarts.html

The Ext. and Modules screen is just not presented since Skip Registration is selected on install. Do I need to register it to get this option? How can I do that with no subscriptions? Where are the trail codes and how do I request them?


Thanks

Dean

malcolmlewis
22-Mar-2018, 03:58
Hi guys,

we manage a large infrastructure, +1000 servers/workstations, so Linux experience is here.

BUT, I've spent whole day yesterday trying to figure out how to install Suse Manager on the VM (VBox, Vmware), after downloading almost 10Gb!
Let's say we following this (just a screen example):

https://www.suse.com/documentation/sled-12/singlehtml/book_quickstarts/book_quickstarts.html

The Ext. and Modules screen is just not presented since Skip Registration is selected on install. Do I need to register it to get this option? How can I do that with no subscriptions? Where are the trail codes and how do I request them?


Thanks

Dean
Hi and welcome to the Forum :)
SUSE Manager is an add on product, so you could do a SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 JeOS install and the add the SUSE Manager product.
https://www.suse.com/documentation/suse-manager-3/book_suma_getting-started_31/data/sles_installation_within_kvm_jeos.html

You can follow the rest of the guides here which have the SLES install info as well;
https://www.suse.com/documentation/suse-manager-3/index.html

Here are the links to the products and trial codes;
https://www.suse.com/products/

smflood
24-Mar-2018, 00:18
dbabicwa Wrote in message:

> we manage a large infrastructure, +1000 servers/workstations, so Linux
> experience is here.
>
> BUT, I've spent whole day yesterday trying to figure out how to install
> Suse Manager on the VM (VBox, Vmware), after downloading almost 10Gb!
>
> Let's say we following this (just a screen example):
>
> https://www.suse.com/documentation/sled-12/singlehtml/book_quickstarts/book_quickstarts.html

Note the above URL is for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) but
theoretically should also apply to SLES.

> The Ext. and Modules screen is just not presented since Skip
> Registration is selected on install. Do I need to register it to get
> this option? How can I do that with no subscriptions? Where are the
> trail codes and how do I request them?

To answer your registration question, unless you have another
server already running SUSE Manager or SMT with the required
repos available, yes you need to register your server to get
access to Extensions and Modules.

HTH.
--
Simon Flood
SUSE Knowledge Partner


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jmozdzen
26-Mar-2018, 13:50
Hi Dean,

indeed, you'll need a system that is both registered to SCC and connected to the Internet (in terms of "is able to access external servers via HTTPS and/or connect to an existing intranet SMT server").

When you go to https://www.suse.com/eval/download/im5mzUbgCIA~/?event_id=GSDGNweb28911&event_name=Eval:+SUSE+Manager+3.1&icid=GSDGNweb28910&icname=Eval:+SUSE+Manager+3.1+Nurture&login_required=1 and are logged in with your SUSE account, the according 60 days trial code is displayed together with links to *SLES* ISOs (these are simply SLES12SP2 ISO, nothing special, so usually you have no need to download 'em if you already have that on-site. AFAIK there's no SUSE Manager code in these ISOs).

So you'll have to register your test server using that eval key and then should be able to see the add-on for SUSE Manager listed in YaST.

1k+ servers is indeed a where you can significantly profit from the automation provided by SUSE Manager. From my experience, the included Salt component is well suited to integrate with possibly existing configuration management data sources, even if you decide to implement company-specific work flows.

Regards,
Jens