Suse Studio tutorial to create an appliance
SUSE Studio is an online Linux image creation tool by SUSE. Users can develop their own Linux OS, software appliance or virtual appliance, mainly choosing which applications and packages they want on their “custom” Linux and how it looks. Users can choose between openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise as a base and pick from a variety of pre-configured images including jeOS, minimal server, GNOME and KDE desktops.
Please find the steps on suse studio tutorial for creation of a appliance.
1. Open Firefox/Chrome/IE and type URL. susestudio
2. Click on Sign in or create an account.
3. Click on any sign in methods like Yahoo, gmail, facebook etc. (Here gmail is used.)
4. Once logged in click on “Create Appliance” to start the process. Click on Create new appliance and follow the screenshots
5. Select your own choice of desktop or server, etc.
- Select your architecture 64bit or 32bit and click on create appliance.
6. Wait for the welcome screen to show up.
7. Wait for the welcome screen.
8. Click on software tab to add software’s to the appliance.
9. Here we are configuring for a pxe server installation so we are adding atftp and DHCP components. You can add your components according to your choice.
10. For DHCP search the same and click on add to include them in the appliance.
11. Example for lynx.
12. Example for Thunderbird
13. Example for libreoffice
14. Example of pxe components
15. Click on Configuration tab to configure the users to login to system. (Note: direct root login is now allowed)
16. Click on Build tab and choose the format.
17. Click on build to start building the appliance.
18. Once build is complete click on Testdrive to test the UI and your appliance.
19. Wait till the it connects..
20. Once connected you shall see the options screen.
21. Wait till Kernel loading finishes.
22. In login screen us the password of the userid created during creation of appliance.
Note: These information on the Networking tab are temporary and are valid for the current testdrive session only.
24. Once OS started go to Activities > Show Applications to check the applications installation status.
25. This completes the installation of SuseStudio appliance.
26. To connect to your suse studio appliance from outside go to the Networking page and make sure Networking is enabled. Copy the ssh command available in the page itself and try connecting from the putty or any other client.
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