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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Deployment Guide
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1.0 Planning for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

This chapter is addressed mainly to corporate system administrators who face the task of having to deploy SUSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop at their site. Rolling out SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to an entire site should involve careful planning and consideration of the following questions:

For which purpose will the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop workstations be used?

Determine the purpose for which SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop should be used and make sure that hardware and software able to match these requirements are used. Consider testing your setup on a single machine before rolling it out to the entire site.

How many workstations should be installed?

Determine the scope of your deployment of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Depending on the number of installation planned, consider different approaches to the installation or even a mass installation using SUSE Linux Enterprises unique AutoYaST technology. For more information about this subject, refer to Section 2.0, Deployment Strategies.

How do you get software updates for your deployment?

All patches provided by Novell for your product are available for download to registered users. Register and find the patch support database at

Do you need help for your local deployment?

Novell provides training, support, and consulting for all topics around SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Find more information about this at

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