Course SLE211v15

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Deployment

This course is designed for those who deploy, or will be deploying, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server locally on bare metal, virtualized, or into a public or private cloud, including Azure, AWS, or GCE.

Students will learn basic installation techniques using the unified installer, as well as more advanced AutoYaST and image-based deployments.

Downloadable course description

Course Information

Delivery Method: Classroom, eLearning
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Level: Intermediate

Key Objectives

Attendees will be taught the following concepts and skills that are fundamental in Deploying the SLES Operating System:

  • Understanding current deployment technologies
  • How to deploy with AutoYaST
    • Configuring installation services: DHCP, PXE, Installation Servers
    • Automating an installation with AutoYaST
  • Image based deployment with KIWI
    • Basic layout and function of a KIWI XML file
  • Deploying to the cloud
    • Azure introduction
    • AWS introduction
    • GCE introduction
    • Images found in the public cloud marketplaces
    • Deploying to Azure, AWS, and GCE

Audience Summary

This course is designed for those who have experience administering SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or other Linux distributions.

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Overview of Deployment Technologies
    • Bare Metal Technologies
    • Cloud Deployments
    • Automation and Imaging
  • Section 2: Automated Installation with AutoYaST
    • Installation Services
      • SLES Installation Server
      • DHCP
      • TFTP
      • PXE
    • Understand AutoYaST
      • Prepare for an AutoYaST Installation
      • The Control File
      • PXE and AutoYaST
      • AutoYast Scripts, Rules, and Classes
  • Section 3: Image Based Deployment with KIWI
    • Overview of KIWI
    • Installing KIWI
    • Basic KIWI Workflow
    • Building KIWI Images
    • Customizing the Boot Process
    • The KIWI Image Description File
    • Advanced Configuration Options
    • KIWI Image Maintenance
  • Section 4: Cloud Deployment
    • Available Cloud Providers
    • Images in the Cloud
    • Deploying to the cloud
      • GCE
      • Azure
      • AWS

Course Prerequisites

Students should be proficient in the use of the Bash shell, understand basic use-cases for deployment types, and be comfortable installing operating systems. Linux experience is required.

Course Schedule

Date Location Provider  
Jan 31, 2022 - Feb 1, 2022 Online Lanworks Register Now
Feb 7, 2022 - Feb 8, 2022 Online Koenig Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Register Now
Apr 5, 2022 - Apr 6, 2022 Online Fast Lane Register Now
Apr 11, 2022 - Apr 12, 2022 Online Lanworks Register Now
Jun 9, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022 Online Lanworks Register Now