SLE VM Install

1) New Virtual Machine Settings

OS: Linux - Suse Linux Enterprise Server
Recommend 1GB Ram, 10GB unallocated storage

2) SLE Installation via PXE

As long as the nic is on a PXE aware subnet use the Ctrl+Alt key to bring up the PXE menu
Select: UBCO Linux 32-bit Installation
Select the distribution you want (ie: Install SLED 10 SP1)
Ignore the "Your computer does not fulfill all requirements..." message
Trust/Import all keys, accept all License Agreements
Accept the default setup (unless you really want to change something)
On first reboot (second stage of the install process)....
Enter in the appropriate root password for Desktop or Server
Disable ipv6
Accept remaining defaults

3) Post Installation Configuration

Login as root
Install vmware tools
VM->Install VMWare Tools
Open a terminal session
# rpm -ivh /media/VMware_Tools/VMwareTools-*.i386.rpm
# vmware-config-tools.pl
Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to have clock=pit in the kernel line before showopts
Run: vmware-toolbox and check off Time syncronization with host
Open Yast->Network Devices->Network Card:
Traditional Method with ifup
Delete all network cards (one won't delete)
Click on the remaining "not configured" card and then select edit
Advanced->Module Name = vmxnet
Verify IPv6 is disabled Advanced->IPv6
Finish
Go back to a terminal session and
# vi /etc/udev/rules.d/30-net_persistent_names.rules
Remove all lines that start with SUBSYSTEM
# cd /etc/sysconfig/network
# mv ifcfg-eth-bus-pci-0000\:02\:00.0 ifcfg-eth0
Reboot the machine

4) Final Configuration (if you want to make this vm a vm template skip to step 5)

You should make sure you have network and then identify the machine and add printers
To identify the machine go to Start->More Applications->System->Identify Workstation
To add printers just open firefox and go to the iprint page.

5) Modifying for cloning or VM template (skip if machine is not going to be a vm template)

If you want to prepare the machine to be a template there are a couple of extra tasks you should do

Hopefully you skipped step 4 :)
Log in as root and open a terminal
# rm /etc/ssh/ssh_*key
Ensure you have the ifcfg-eth0 setup (/etc/sysconfig/network/
Rerun vmware-config-tools.pl and set resolution to 1024x768 to be safe
Shutdown machine
In VMware:
Set the Memory to be 1024 to be safe
Set CD-ROM/Floppy/Sound devices to be Auto Detected

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