Deployment and Administration Guide

SUSE Studio™ Onsite is a Web application for building and testing appliances in a Web browser. It supports the creation of virtual appliances and live systems based on SUSE Linux operating systems. The publicly hosted version is available at

This manual introduces the administrative part of SUSE Studio. It shows you how to deploy, configure, monitor and administer your SUSE Studio Onsite server. Most of the options mentioned in this manual are accessible after clicking on your login name (or the Admin User link if you have administrator's privileges) in the main navigation.

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Bugs and Enhancement Requests

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Documentation Conventions

The following typographical conventions are used in this manual:

  • /etc/passwd: directory names and filenames

  • placeholder: replace placeholder with the actual value

  • PATH: the environment variable PATH

  • ls, --help: commands, options, and parameters

  • user: users or groups

  • Alt, Alt+F1: a key to press or a key combination; keys are shown in uppercase as on a keyboard

  • File, File > Save As: menu items, buttons

  • This paragraph is only relevant for the specified architectures. The arrows mark the beginning and the end of the text block.

  • Dancing Penguins (Chapter Penguins, ↑Another Manual): This is a reference to a chapter in another manual.

For More Information

Additional information about SUSE Studio can be found here:

Information about appliances and the SUSE Appliance Program.

The portal site about SUSE Studio with a tour, HowTos, and information for developers.