Basic configuration - SUSE Linux

The Basic Config tab lets you provide local information about a server, such as its name and the password needed to access the machine.
Field definitions

Field

Description

Computer name

The unique name that should be assigned to the server.

OM Server Name

(Optional) Specifies a different name for this server to display when it appears in the BMC Server Automation Console.
If you want this server to display its Computer name when it appears in the BMC Server Automation Console, leave the OM Server Name field blank.
If you do choose to use a different OM Server Name for this machine, make sure that this new name can be resolved to the IP address of the server.

Root password

The password used to access the root account. Enter a password. Then confirm your typing by entering the password again in the Confirm password field.

Kickstart network device or AutoYast device

The name of a Kickstart network device or AutoYast device.
For example, for Ubuntu or SUSE, you might enter eth0 or eth1. Note that the name of the field under Provisioning Settings — Kickstart network device or AutoYaST network device — varies depending on the type of system package you are defining.

When defining settings for provisioning of Linux servers, if you specify the AutoYaST network device, it can result in timeout. To avoid this issue, do not specify the AutoYaST network device for Linux servers in a multi-NIC environment. You do not need to specify the AutoYaST parameter; the installer is capable of finding the active NIC and retrieving the AutoYaST file.

For RHEL 7, provide the device MAC address.

Boot Kernel Parameters

Additional boot time kernel parameters you would like to use for the server. Some commonly used parameters include:

  • nofb — This command disables frame buffer support and allows the installation program to run in text mode. This command may be necessary for accessibility with some screen reading hardware.
  • skipddc — This x86 boot command skips the ddc monitor probe which causes issues on some systems.

    For a full list of available boot kernel parameters, see your Linux platform installation documentation.

Proceed to the Computer settings - SUSE Linux tab.

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