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Warning received "The AutoYaST profile is not a valid XML document"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3


We receive the below error when the system is installed with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 or upgraded to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 through autoyast profile.

"The AutoYaST profile is not a valid XML document"

The autoyast file needs to be modified as most of the parameters are obsolete with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3.


Validate the AutoYaST XML control file as follows:
1. Make sure the autoyast2 package is installed.
# zypper install autoyast2
2. Run yast autoyast > File > Open > Select the autoyast control file to load
3. Once the control file is loaded, select Tools > Check Validity of Profile

Look for any sections with errors and resolve the errors based on the documentation listed below.

Refer to the autoyast document for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 to know the changes and modify the profile.


This issue occurs when the autoyast profile used for lower SUSE Linux Enterprise Server version is being used for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 as there are many components which are obsolete and differs for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3.


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  • Document ID:000020380
  • Creation Date: 07-Sep-2021
  • Modified Date:13-Sep-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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