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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Installing a SLES OS

Installing a SLES OS

Installing a SLES OS in Default Mode

Install a SLES OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in default mode. In the following operations, SLES 12.3 and the BIOS UEFI node are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-32.

    Figure 12-32 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-33.

    Figure 12-33 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Recommended Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD-ROM or ISO image file.

    The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-34.

    Figure 12-34 Select Disk
    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • In this window, you can change the size of the default partition and add or delete partitions. After the modification is complete, press Enter for the modification to take effect.

  4. Select an installation hard disk and click Next.

    The window for setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-35.

    Figure 12-35 Setting the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone
    NOTE:
    • Parameters marked with * are mandatory.
    • The password must contain at least six characters.

  5. Set the password of user root, language, keyboard, and time zone, and click Next.

    The window shown in Figure 12-36 is displayed, indicating that the OS version does not support the installation of third-party software.
    Figure 12-36 Window

  6. Click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-37.

    Figure 12-37 Viewing the configuration summary

  7. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-38.

    Figure 12-38 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  8. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD-ROM, insert the DVD-ROM of the OS to be installed into the DVD-ROM drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 8.b to 8.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-39.

      Figure 12-39 Virtual DVD-ROM drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  9. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 12-40.

    Figure 12-40 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the system initialization window is displayed automatically, as shown in Figure 12-41.

    Figure 12-41 Initializing the system

    After the system initialization is complete, the installation preparation starts automatically, as shown in Figure 12-42.

    Figure 12-42 Preparing for the installation

    After the installation preparation is complete, the OS installation is performed automatically, as shown in Figure 12-43.

    Figure 12-43 Installing the OS
    NOTE:

    You can click Details to view details about the installation process.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

Installing a SLES OS in Customized Mode

Install a SLES OS on a server by using Smart Provisioning in customized mode. In the following operations, SLES 12.3 and the BIOS UEFI node are used as an example.

  1. Log in to Smart Provisioning. For details, see Logging In to Smart Provisioning.

    The Smart Provisioning main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-44.

    Figure 12-44 Smart Provisioning main window

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Deploy OS.

    The OS deployment main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-45.

    Figure 12-45 OS deployment main window

  3. Select Customized Mode and the OS version to be installed, and click Next.

    NOTE:

    The selected OS version must be the same as that in the installation DVD-ROM or ISO image file.

    The Select Disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-46.

    Figure 12-46 Select Disk
    NOTE:
    • During the installation process, Smart Provisioning sets the selected hard disk to the boot disk.
    • After an installation hard disk is selected, record the value of WWID. This value will be used in 10.

  4. Select an installation hard disk and click Next.

    The configuration summary window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-47.

    Figure 12-47 Viewing the configuration summary

  5. Confirm that the information is correct and click Next.

    The window prompting you to insert the OS medium is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-48.

    Figure 12-48 Window prompting you to insert the OS medium

  6. Insert the OS medium.

    1. Select the medium of the OS to be installed.
      • If you use the OS DVD-ROM, insert the DVD-ROM of the OS to be installed into the DVD-ROM drive.
      • If you use the OS image file, perform 6.b to 6.f.
    2. Click on the toolbar of the Remote Virtual Console.

      The virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-49.

      Figure 12-49 Virtual DVD-ROM drive
    3. Select Image File.
    4. Click Browse.

      The Open dialog box is displayed.

    5. Select the ISO image file of the OS to be installed, and click Open.
    6. In the virtual DVD-ROM drive dialog box, click Connect.

      When Connect changes to Disconnect, the ISO image file of the OS is successfully loaded.

  7. Click Next.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 12-50.

    Figure 12-50 Starting the installation

    After the OS installation starts, the server restarts automatically. After the server restart is complete, the system initialization starts automatically, as shown in Figure 12-51.

    Figure 12-51 Initializing the system

    After the initialization is complete, the window for setting the password of user root is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-52.

    Figure 12-52 Setting the password of user root
    NOTE:

    The password must contain at least six characters.

  8. Set the password of user root, and click OK.

    The Preparing System for Automated Installation window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-53.

    Figure 12-53 Preparing System for Automated Installation

    After the installation preparation is complete, the Installation Settings window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-54.

    Figure 12-54 Installation Settings
    NOTE:

    In this window, you can customize the time zone, language, network, and components.

  9. Click Partitioning.

    The Expert Partitioner window is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-55.

    Figure 12-55 Expert Partitioner

  10. In the navigation tree, choose linux > Hard Disks. Select a hard disk from the Hard Disks drop-down list box, and click Overview.

    The Overview tab of the hard disk is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-56. The value of Device ID 1 of the selected hard disk must be the same as the value of WWID of the selected hard disk selected in 4.

    Figure 12-56 Overview

  11. Click Partitions to create hard disk partitions.

    Figure 12-57 Partition information
    • If the existing partitions meet site requirements, go to 12.
    • If the existing partitions do not meet site requirements, perform the operations described in Table 12-4 to delete or create partitions.
      Table 12-4 Creating and deleting hard disk partitions

      Operation

      Step

      (Optional) Delete an existing partition.

      Select a partition and click Delete to delete it.

      Create a root partition.

      1. Click Add.
      2. Select Primary Partition as the partition type and click Next.
      3. Set Custom Size to an appropriate value, for example, 20 GB. Then click Next.
      4. Set Role to Operating System.
      5. Retain the default value Format partition for Formatting Options and the default value BtrFS for File System.
      6. Retain the default value Mount partition for Mounting Options and the default value / for Mount Point.
      7. Click Finish.

      Create a swap partition.

      1. Click Add.
      2. Select Primary Partition as the partition type and click Next.
      3. Set Custom Size to an appropriate value, for example, 4 GB. Then click Next.
      4. Set Role to Swap.
      5. Retain the default value Format partition for Formatting Options and the default value Swap for File System.
      6. Retain the default value Mount partition for Mounting Options and the default value swap for Mount Point.
      7. Click Finish.

  12. Click Accept.

    The Installation Settings window is displayed.

  13. Click Install.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 12-58.

    Figure 12-58 Dialog box

  14. Click Install.

    The OS installation starts, as shown in Figure 12-59.

    Figure 12-59 Starting the OS installation
    NOTE:

    You can click Details to view details about the installation process.

    After the OS is installed, the server automatically restarts. After the restart is complete, the server automatically enters the OS.

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