Suse Studio tutorial to create an appliance

Linux

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.

Suse studio login screen

Suse studio login screen

3. Click on any sign in methods like Yahoo, gmail, facebook etc. (Here gmail is used.)

Suse studio login screen

Suse studio login screen

4.  Once logged in click on “Create Appliance” to start the process. Click on Create new appliance and follow the screenshots

Suse Studio Create appliance

Suse Studio Create appliance

5. Select your own choice of desktop or server, etc.

Choose template

Choose template

  1. Select your architecture 64bit or 32bit and click on create appliance.
Select your architecture

Select your architecture in Suse studio

6. Wait for the welcome screen to show up.

welcome screen connect

welcome screen connect

7. Wait for the welcome screen.

Suse studio home page

Suse studio home page post login

8. Click on software tab to add software’s to the appliance.

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your 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.

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

10. For DHCP search the same and click on add to include them in the appliance.

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

11. Example for lynx.

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

12. Example for Thunderbird

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

13. Example for libreoffice

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

14. Example of pxe components

Add softwares for your appliance

Add softwares for your appliance

15. Click on Configuration tab to configure the users to login to system. (Note: direct root login is now allowed)

General configurations Suse studio

General configurations Suse studio

Suse studio user and groups page

Suse studio user and groups page

16. Click on Build tab and choose the format.

Build format screen suse studio

Build format screen suse studio

17. Click on build to start building the appliance.

Build format screen suse studio

Build format screen suse studio

18. Once build is complete click on Testdrive to test the UI and your appliance.

Test drive in suse studio

Test drive in suse studio

19. Wait till the it connects..

Connecting to test drive screen

Connecting to test drive screen

20. Once connected you shall see the options screen.

Boot options screen suse studio

Boot options screen suse studio

21. Wait till Kernel loading finishes.

Loading kernel suse studio

Loading kernel suse studio

22. In login screen us the password of the userid created during creation of appliance.

login screen suse studio

login screen suse studio

23. Click on the Networking tab and click on enable to enable outside access from winscp or putty.

Note: These information on the Networking tab are temporary and are valid for the current testdrive session only.

Network configuration details suse studio

Network configuration details suse studio

24. Once OS started go to Activities > Show Applications to check the applications installation status.

Suse studio logged in desktop

Suse studio logged in desktop

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.

Suse studio login from external xterm client

Suse studio login from external xterm client

 

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