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tanislavm
11-Dec-2013, 16:23
Hi,
I am new in suse and I like to find out if yast is an different tool from suse manager.
If yes,how I perform network installation with yast and with suse manager.

tnx a lot,
marius

malcolmlewis
11-Dec-2013, 16:37
Hi and welcome :)
Do you mean AutoYaST, rather than just YaST?

If you use SUSE Studio, this include SUSE Manager to create and deploy images.

Perhaps some more details on what your wanting to achieve?

ab
11-Dec-2013, 16:44
Yast is the server/desktop-side application that configures everything in
SUSE-land. Included in that is technology to handle installation of
software from configured software repositories. Yast is great and does a
ton of stuff on the machine. If, during the start of the installation,
the installer is pointed to a specific software repository (like one
hosted by SUSE Manager), Yast will pull data from there instead of a
CD/DVD or whatever.

SUSE Manager is software to help manage patches. It hosts the software
repository or repositories for SUSE installations. It is neat because it
lets you do some really powerful things with patches to help protect
production machines from patches until they are properly tested, meaning
you can point dev, test, qa, and production systems at different
repositories within SUSE Manager, manage which patches are visible to
which types of machines, and then very safely apply only the patches
necessary to the relevant machines. I believe it also lets you break out
machines by type (PostgreSQL DB boxes, vs. web servers, vs. backup
machines, vs. hosts for thin clients, vs directory servers, vs. file
servers... etc.) so you can really easily control, for a decent number of
systems (tens of thousands in at least one case of which I am aware), how
patching works without touching every single receiver of the software. As
a software repository, of course, SUSE Manager can also be used for installs.

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tanislavm
13-Dec-2013, 18:55
hi,
what is the best to use when you wish to deploy many SLES boxes,Autoyast or suse manager?

tanislavm
13-Dec-2013, 18:57
hi,
what is the best to use when you wish to deploy many SLES boxes,Autoyast or suse manager?

malcolmlewis
13-Dec-2013, 19:26
On Fri 13 Dec 2013 06:04:01 PM CST, tanislavm wrote:


hi,
what is the best to use when you wish to deploy many SLES
boxes,Autoyast or suse manager?




Hi
Perhaps a read here might clarify;
https://www.suse.com/products/suse-manager/features/suse-manager-1-7.html

With SUSE Studio integration you can build your images, deploy and
manage.

If your just wanting to build and manually deploy then autoyast and
kiwi to build the images.

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tanislavm
18-Dec-2013, 08:06
hi,
please give me an example of the configuration file to install automatically suse on target.

please also give me the steps to configure this file with autoyast.


tnx so much,
marius

malcolmlewis
18-Dec-2013, 14:21
hi,
please give me an example of the configuration file to install automatically suse on target.

please also give me the steps to configure this file with autoyast.


tnx so much,
marius
Hi
Have a look through the documentation here;
https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/singlehtml/book_autoyast/book_autoyast.html

Maybe you need to do an install of SLES on a machine, at the end of the install you can generate an AutoYaST file, else if an existing system you can use YaST to create the relevant autoinst.xml file.

tanislavm
19-Dec-2013, 13:46
hi,
so on install server I configure autoyast profile with yast2 resulting an control.xml.then on target side where I wish to install suse I use pxe boot.how many target servers could I install in parallel(tens,hundreds)?right?

malcolmlewis
02-Jan-2014, 01:57
On Thu 19 Dec 2013 12:54:01 PM CST, tanislavm wrote:


hi,
so on install server I configure autoyast profile with yast2 resulting
an control.xml.then on target side where I wish to install suse I use
pxe boot.how many target servers could I install in
parallel(tens,hundreds)?right?




Hi
You would need to follow the steps here;
https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/book_autoyast/data/book_autoyast.html

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