Packages for SuSE Linux (SLES 11)


Packages have finally been released to allow users to install the QVD on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SP1 x86_64).

We’ve provided new instructions to configure your repositories and to install QVD for SLES 11 environments on our Download page.

We’re currently in the process of updating our technical documentation, but here are the nuts and bolts to get you started with the demo package!

You can install the QVD Demo package by running the following command:

# sudo Zypper install-demo QVD

Unlike the Ubuntu Demo Package, the SuSE Demo Package also includes a script called install-node.sh which will not only create a new QVD node after it has run, but will also setup a first user, create a virtual machine for that user and will provide the option to download and set up a disk image.

At the prompt, you will be able to choose between a ‘local’ or ‘network’ download for the installation of the disk image. If you choose ‘network’, the script will automatically connect to the QVD website and present you with the Disk Image options that you are able to download and install automatically. Currently, these options will be presented as follows:

http://theqvd.com/downloads/demo/demo-ubuntu-gnome.img.gz (ubuntu-gnome)
http://theqvd.com/downloads/demo/demo-ubuntu-kde.img.gz (ubuntu-kde)

If you select the ‘local’ install option, you will need to have already downloaded one of these images, and it should have been uncompressed manually:

gunzip qvd-demo-gnome.img.gz

You will then need to provide the installer script with the full path to the image file.

Once the installer script has finished loading the disk image, it will be installed into the QVD environment and a demonstration user will be created. This user is given the following credentials:

user: demouser
pass: passw0rd

Finally, a Virtual Machine is created for the user and the Disk Image that you downloaded will automatically be loaded within this Virtual Machine.

Once the script has finished running, the Demo installation will be complete. At this point, you can either attempt to login to your QVD platform using the QVD Client software, or you can open up the QVD Web Administration Tool by pointing your browser at http://localhost:3000/ and logging in with the default username admin and default password admin.

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