6.9 Extension Selection

If you have successfully registered your system in the previous step, a list of available modules and extensions based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is shown. Otherwise this configuration step is skipped. It is also possible to add modules and extensions from the installed system, see Section 14.0, Installing Modules, Extensions, and Third Party Add-On Products for details.

The list contains free modules for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, such as the SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK and extensions requiring a registration key that is liable for costs. Click an entry to see its description. Select a module or extension for installation by activating its check mark. This will add its repository from the SUSE Customer Center server to your installation—no additional installation sources are required. Furthermore the installation pattern for the module or extension is added to the default installation to ensure it gets installed automatically.

The amount of available extensions and modules depends on the registration server. A local registration server may only offer update repositories and no additional extensions.

HINT: Modules

Modules are fully supported parts of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with a different life cycle. They have a clearly defined scope and are delivered via online channel only. Registering at the SUSE Customer Center is a prerequisite for being able to subscribe to these channels.

HINT: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

As of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is not only available as a separate product, but also as a workstation extension for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. If you register at the SUSE Customer Center, the SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension can be selected for installation. Note that installing it requires a valid registration key.

Figure 6-8 Extension Selection

Extension Selection

Proceed with Next to the Add-on Product dialog, where you can specify sources for additional add-on products not available on the registration server.

If you do not want to install add-ons, proceed with Next. Otherwise activate I would like to install an additional Add-on Product. Specify the Media Type by choosing from CD, DVD, Hard Disk, USB Mass Storage, a Local Directory or a Local ISO Image. If network access has been configured you can choose from additional remote sources such as HTTP, SLP, FTP, etc. Alternatively you may directly specify a URL. Check Download Repository Description Files to download the files describing the repository now. If deactivated, they will be downloaded after the installation starts. Proceed with Next and insert a CD or DVD if required.

Depending on the add-on's content, it may be necessary to accept additional license agreements. If you have chosen an add-on product requiring a registration key, you will be asked to enter it at the Extension and Module Registration Codes page. Proceed with Next.

Figure 6-9 Add-on Product

Add-on Product

HINT: No Registration Key Error

If you have chosen a product in the Extension Selection dialog for which you do not have a valid registration key, choose Back until you see the Extension Selection dialog. Deselect the module or extension and proceed with Next. Modules or extensions can also be installed at any time later from the running system as described in Section 14.0, Installing Modules, Extensions, and Third Party Add-On Products.