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Build with SUSE® Studio, Deploy with SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service and Manage with SUSE® Manager Case Study Vladimir Botka Product Manager [email protected] Joachim Plack Senior Project Manager [email protected] Anthony Tortola Technical Sales Specialist [email protected]

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Build with SUSE® Studio, Deploy with SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service and Manage with SUSE® ManagerCase Study

Vladimir BotkaProduct Manager

[email protected]

Joachim PlackSenior Project Manager

[email protected]

Anthony TortolaTechnical Sales Specialist

[email protected]



• SUSE Retail Solution

• Introduction and Quick Facts

SUSE Studio Onsite

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service

SUSE Manager

• Demonstration Scenario Work-flow

Session System Setup Overview

Building a PXE-Boot lmage with SUSE Studio

Image Deployment by using the SUSE Linux Enterprise

Point of Service System Infrastructure

Manage registered POS terminals with SUSE Manager

• Session Summary

SUSE® Retail Solution


SUSE® Linux EnterpriseComprehensive Portfolio


SUSE® Linux Enterprise Products related to the SUSE® Retail Solution

Introduction and Quick Facts


SUSE StudioBuild once - deploy everywhere

• Build, test, deploy, and maintain software applications based on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

• Deploy them on physical hardware, in virtualized environments, or to cloud environments.


SUSE Studio – on-line or on-site?

• Online version

• Community orientated

• Hosted by SUSE

• No SUSE Lifecycle Management Server

• Unsupported

• Onsite version

• Available for purchase

• Includes WebYast and SUSE Lifecycle Management Server

• Supported

SUSE Studio


SUSE® Studio

SUSE Studio Onsite is a web application for building and testing software appliances in a web browser

• build your own application images, or appliances based on SUSE Linux Enterprise

• test-drive your software appliances

• acts as a web UI to KIWI image builder with multi-user support


SUSE® Studio Onsite 1.3

• Award winning image software customization tool and appliance builder

• Simplifies application deployment

• Build software appliances

‒ Physical, virtual or cloud

‒ In minutes, not days

• One click deployment to Amazon EC2

• NEW: One click deployment to Microsoft Azure


SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 is the only enterprise-class Linux solution tailored specifically to the unique needs of the retail industry.


• Administration Server: Central administration point for SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service

• Image Building Server: Based on KIWI technology, provides GUI front-end to Kiwi for easy image creation, and Includes pre-configured image templates for retail environments

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of ServiceComponents


• Branch Server: Network boot and system management infrastructure for point of service terminals, as well as a generic system platform for in-store applications, like database systems and back-ends for the cash register applications

• Client: Point of service typically a cash register

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of ServiceComponents


SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service11 SP3 – What's New

• Easy remote management of SLEPOS clients with SUSE Manager resulting in lots of additional management and monitoring features.

• Provide ready-to-go image templates for Branch Server, Admin Server, combined Admin/Branch Server and POS Terminals including a new one based on SUSE Linux JeOS.

• Ability to create full system images/offline images for clients and install them via USB.

• Easier migration procedure from SLEPOS 11 SP2 to SLEPOS 11 SP3.


• Manage both SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers with a single centralized solution

• Automated and cost-effective software management, system provisioning/configuration/auditing and monitoring capabilities

• Manage Linux server deployments across physical, virtual and cloud environments

SUSE® Manager

SUSE Manager


Modular Approach

SUSE Manager delivers completelifecycle management for Linuxservers through its management,provisioning, and monitoringmodules


Customer Center

Managed Systems

SUSE Manager Server

Managed Systems





SUSE ManagerProxy Server

IT Application

Custom Content

Web Interface


How Does SUSE Manager Work?


SUSE® Manager 1.7 – What's New

Updates enhance security, compliance, and usability

• Audit Logging

• Full offline support (no need for NCC connection in production


• Snippet (variable) support in AutoYaST profiles

• Support >1 Mirror Credentials

• Password Strength Indicator

• Included report generation scripts

• Pre-registration of systems for provisioning via PXE

Infrastructure and Solution Components


Build with SUSE® Studio

• Using SUSE Studio build an image base on one of the templates that come along with the SLEPOS solution

• Copy, unpack and register generated image to the SLEPOS Admin Server


Deploy with SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service

• Synchronize all SLEPOS Branch Servers with its central Admin Server

• Reboot POS Terminals to pull updated images via PXE


Manage with SUSE® Manager

Once a POS terminal is registered within a SUSE Manager instance you are able to:

• List, verify and update RPM software packages centralized

• Run remote commands on selected terminals• Etc ...

Demonstration Scenario Work-Flow


Building a PXE-Boot Image withSUSE® Studio• Log in on SUSE Studio®

• Select or clone the SLEPOS® SUSECon appliance

• Verify software selection of the sample image

• Configure and personalize image

• Check SUSE Manager® support

• Verify scripts which run at the end of build or at the time when appliance boots

• Verify “Overlay files” section

• Select build format “PXE netboot” and build image‒ Optional: Test drive the SLEPOS SUSCon image within SUSE

Studio® using the USB/HD image format

• Download compressed image to administration server


Image Provisioning withSUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service• Steps on admin server to activate image

‒ Extract all files from downloaded SUSE Studio image.tar

‒ Run registerImage to activate new image in LDAP and RSYNCdirectory (central master image store)

• Steps on branch server ...‒ Update POS terminal config.<MAC> info on TFTP server by

using posldap2crconfig - -dumpall for already registered clients, to update SUSE Studio image version.

‒ Run possyncimages to update TFTP server image directory, which triggers “rsync” between admin and branch server

‒ Trigger reboot of the POS terminals...


Image Deployment withSUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service• POS Client performs PXE-Boot

‒ Precondition: Downloaded SUSE Studio image in the corresponding TFTP server directory on branch server

‒ Notice boot process of POS terminal...

‒ DHCP request to get IP and TFTP server info and load config.<MAC> file from TFTP (branch server)

‒ Load SUSE Studio image from TFTP, dump on hard disk, extend disk size, write boot loader, activate image and start kernel booting further from HD

• POS client boots into final system ...‒ runlevel 5 starts ICEWM window manager

‒ calls SUSE Manager bootstrap script for registration

‒ the retail demo application is starting within the X session


Manage Registered POS Terminals with SUSE® Manager• Log in on SUSE Manager WebUI‒

‒ Verify recently registered systems

‒ List installed packages and verify RPM versions if updates like security, bugfix and enhancement patches exit

‒ Upgrade system with custom sample packages by adding:

‒ Slepos-javapos-print (bash script for JavaPOS printing)

‒ Openbravo-db-update (article data update for retail app)

‒ Confirm package upgrade and schedule action as soon as possible

‒ Use configuration management to update and exchange the printer logo (“geeko.gif”) used for JavaPOS printing

‒ Verify “Provisioning” and “Overview tab” for completion of theupgrade and configuration management job

‒ Run a remote command, e.g. trigger JavaPOS printing



SUSE® Studio, SUSE® Manager andSUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of Service• Common code base with SUSE Linux Enterprise

• SUSE Studio builds and maintains complete portable application stacks in minutes for SUSE Linux Enterprise®

• SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service ...‒ fast from scratch bare-metal installation (no cloning!) based on SUSE

Studio images

‒ is primarily targeted to point-of-sale terminals and kiosks, also a great fit for thin clients and banking terminals.

‒ branch servers and POS terminals are managed with SUSE Manager

• SUSE Manager ...‒ manages SUSE Linux Enterprise the Linux way

‒ perfect add-on solution to manage, update and monitor SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service system environments

Additional Resources and Documentation


• SUSE® Retail Solutions

• Certified HW

• Certified Retail Applications

SUSE® Retail SolutionLinks


• SUSE® Studio

• SUSE® Studio on-line

SUSE® StudioLinks


• SUSE® Manager

• SUSE® Manager TID

SUSE® ManagerLinks


• SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service

• Documentation

• Release Notes

• Product Announcement

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Point of ServiceLinks


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