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/sles-12/).
In order to use a user-provided AutoYaST profile, select
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.
Figure 2-19 YaST Asking for System Profile Location
NOTE: Loading External Profile via HTTP
It is possible to load the external profile from the network via HTTP. In this case, it is also needed to change the netsetup boot parameter from 0 (default) to 1:
... autoyast=http://192.168.3.100/autoinst.xml netsetup=1 ...
You can also reference the SAP specific pattern, the HA component 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.
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 12 AutoYaST Guide (the AutoYaST Guide comes with the product or is available from http://www.suse.com/documentation/sles-12/).
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.