2.0 AutoYaST Work Flow Overview

The automated installation of any SLES based system consists of three distinct steps:

  • The installation system is booted and network connectivity is established.

  • In Stage 1 the AutoYaST control file is located and retrieved. Pre-scripts, if any, are executed, the system is installed and rebooted.

  • In Stage 2 the system is configured and post-scripts and init-scripts, if any, are executed.

Figure 2-1 AutoYaST Process Overview

This is illustrated in the figure above. Note that even so a manual installation of SLES12 and later is performed in one stage an AutoYaST installation of these releases is still executed in two stages.