AutoYaST entries - SUSE Linux

The AutoYaST Entries tab lets you modify the contents of the AutoYaST file, which is an XML file used in unattended installations of SUSE Linux.

When you define settings of a SUSE system package, an AutoYaST file is automatically generated at deploy time that incorporates all of the options you defined for the system package. You do not have to edit the AutoYaST file. However, the AutoYaST Entries panel gives advanced users the option of manually editing the AutoYaST file.

Note

  • If you choose to edit the AutoYaST file, the XML for an AutoYaST file is automatically generated based on the options you have already chosen for this SUSE system package. After you make any changes, the AutoYaST file is saved. Afterwards, if you make additional changes to the system package using the system package wizard, the AutoYaST file does not reflect those choices.
  • If you create a custom AutoYaST file, then when you create a Provision Job using the system package, the wizard displays the Customized Unattend Entries panel. You can use the panel to edit the custom AutoYaST file for the Provision Job.

Tokens in the AutoYaST file

The AutoYaST file includes tokens that represent information needed to provision a server. This information is presented in the form of tokens because it is either not available until the provisioning process of a server actually begins or it is derived from provisioning configuration settings. For example, a token might represent a server's MAC address. Or, a token might represent the DNS server specified in the Network panel of the provisioning wizard. The following table describes all the possible tokens that can be used in an AutoYaST file.

Token

Description

??APP_SERVER_IP??

The IP address of the Application Server, which is set using the bl-server option when you configure a Linux-based DHCP server. For more information, see Configuring a DHCP server on Linux.

??MAC_ADDRESS??

The MAC address of the server being provisioned.

??IP_ADDRESS??

The IP address that was specified in the Network panel of the system package wizard. This value is overridden during provisioning using the value you enter in the Network panel of the provisioning wizard.

??SUBNET_MASK??

The subnet mask that was specified in the Network panel of the system package wizard. This value is overridden during provisioning using the value you enter in the Network panel of the provisioning wizard.

??DEF_GATEWAY??

The default gateway that was specified in the Network panel of the system package wizard. This value is overridden during provisioning using the value you enter in the Network panel of the provisioning wizard.

??DNS_SERVER??

The DNS server that was specified in the Network panel of the system package wizard. This value is overridden during provisioning using the value you enter in the Network panel of the provisioning wizard.

??HOST_NAME??

The computer name that was specified in the Basic Config panel of the system package wizard. This value is overridden during provisioning using the value you enter in the Basic Config panel of the provisioning wizard.

??ROOT_PASSWORD??

The root password that was specified in the Basic Config panel of the system package wizard. This value is overridden during provisioning using the value you enter in the Basic Config panel of the provisioning wizard.

??NET_DEVICE??

The network device that was specified in the Basic Config panel of the system package wizard. This value is overridden during provisioning using the value you enter in the Basic Config panel of the provisioning wizard.

??RSCD_DIR??

The path of the RSCD installer for a system package type. This path is specified using the System Package tab of the Provisioning Configurations window (see Changing the location of installation files).

??DATA_STORE_BASE_DIR??

The virtual directory for the data store. You specify this location when you configure the VIRTUAL_DIR property in the Data Store system object (see Configuring the data store for PXE provisioning).

??DATA_STORE_IP??

The IP address that the Application Server resolves from the server name specified in the LOCATION property in the Data Store system object (see Configuring the data store for PXE provisioning).

To edit the AutoYaST file

  1. Check Customize the AutoYaST file.
    A message warns that the AutoYaST file is be generated using your current settings in the system package wizard.
  2. Edit the XML of the AutoYaST file.
    The BMC Server Automation system provides basic editing tools, including cut, copy, paste, select all, undo, and redo. To access a menu of these tools, click in the body of the file and right-click.
    The text editor utility also provides a search and replace feature. To access it, right-click in the file and select Find.
  3. Optionally, after editing the AutoYaST file, you can clear Customize the AutoYaST file to generate a new version of the file based on your settings in the system package.
    A message warns you that all customizations you made to the AutoYaST file will be lost. A new version of the AutoYaST file will be generated based on your current settings in the system package wizard.

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