4.1 Installing OES on Physical Servers

The OES installation leverages the SUSE Linux YaST graphical user interface.

To ensure a successful installation:

  1. Read and follow all instructions in the OES 2018 SP3: Release Notes.

  2. Carefully follow the instructions in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide, especially those found in

  3. Make sure you always download the latest patches as part of the Customer Center configuration during the install. This ensures the most stable configuration and installation process and prevents some issues that are documented in the product Readme.

  4. After updating the server, you are prompted for the root password.

    This happens because the server reboots as part of the update process and the root password is no longer in memory.

  5. During the installation, you have the option to disable each service for later configuration. However, we recommend that you configure all services at install time simply because the process is more streamlined.

    For more information on configuring services later, see Installing or Configuring OES Services on an Existing OES 2018 SP3 Server in the OES 2018 SP3: Installation Guide.

4.1.1 What's Next

The various service sections in this guide contain information about completing your OES services implementation. See the sections for the services you have installed, beginning with Section 9.0, Managing OES.