To build software appliances, follow these steps:
1. Log In
Log in to SUSE Studio with an account of your choice.
2. Choosing a Base Template.
The base template determines the operating system your appliance is based on. This can be any of the openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server flavors, for either 32-bit or 64-bit x86 architectures.
3. Adding Software
Optionally extend the chosen base template with additional software from the standard sources, from an external repository, or by uploading an RPM. For more explanations, see Section 2, “Adding Software”.
4. Configuring Your Appliance
Personalize the appearance, locale, network, and other settings of your appliance. For advanced configurations, edit the build and boot scripts.
5. Creating Your Appliance
Build the appliance in different downloadable formats like ISO, USB stick, hard disk image, VMware/VirtualBox image and Xen guests, or target the cloud with EC2 and Azure formats.
6. Testing Your Appliance
With the “testdrive” of SUSE Studio start a test session in your browser and log in with SSH or VNC. The “Modified Files” feature allows you to track and import changes to the file system made during a testdrive.
7. Downloading Your Appliance
After a successful build, download the appliance and deploy it on your hardware, virtual machine host, or preferred cloud provider.