How-to: SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) 11/12 Prep for Run in GCP/AWS/Azure


A SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES) and SLES 12 will require certain adaptation done in order to run in the cloud using Velostrata.

Specifically, GCP, AWS and Azure are based on a different hypervisor platform than the source hypervisor, which results in different configuration, for instance - networking. In addition, when using Velostrata, the virtual machines are booting using the Velostrata Cloud Edge virtual appliance as their storage target and not a local virtual disk and this will be configured on-the-fly.

Installation Steps

  1. Login to the SLES virtual machine with root access user.
  2. Install the SLES xen-kmp-default package:  
zypper install xen-kmp-default
  1. Reboot.
  2. Install the velostrata-prep package (download from:  
zypper install velostrata-prep-VERSION.suse.x86_64.rpm


zypper install velostrata-prep-1.8-12.suse.x86_64.rpm

NOTE: No reboot is required after the Velostrata package is installed.

NOTE: If the installation is unsuccessful or if there are any warnings during the installation, ensure that you address them prior to the run-in-cloud operation.