2.5 SLES for SAP Applications — Installation with External Profile

This installation is driven by a user-provided AutoYaST profile and there is no wizard support. This scenario is suitable for experienced users who are familiar with AutoYaST and want to deploy their own AutoYaST profiles to install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. For more information about AutoYaST profiles, see the SLES AutoYaST Guide (the AutoYaST Guide comes with the product or is available from http://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/).

In order to use a user-provided AutoYaST profile, select Install SLES for SAP Applications — Installation with External Profile from the DVD Boot Menu. Within the boot options, change the autoyast=usb:/// parameter to the location of a user-provided AutoYaST profile, or enter the location when YaST asks for it in the next dialog.

You can also reference the SAP specific pattern, the HA and WebYaST components and SAP-specific IBM Java in your AutoYaST profile and then install it during this installation scenario. As everything else, these components are not preselected and you must include this yourself in your autoyast.xml file.

2.5.1 About AutoYaST

AutoYaST is a system for installing one or more SUSE Linux systems automatically and without user intervention. AutoYaST installations are performed using an AutoYaST profile with installation and configuration data. That profile can be created using the AutoYaST configuration interface and can be provided to YaST during installation in different ways.

For more information about AutoYaST, see the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 AutoYaST Guide (the AutoYaST Guide comes with the product or is available from http://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/).

2.5.2 Partitioning with AutoYaST

For standard systems find pre-defined partitioning settings in /usr/share/YaST2/include/sap-installation-wizard/. These could serve as examples if you want to create your custom partitioning scripts.

For background information on partitioning, see Section 3.0, Background Information on Partitioning.