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Configuring xrdp vnc gnome with SUSE Linux Enterprise on Azure

Configuring SUSE Enterprise Linux for SAP Business One in this case on Microsoft Azure. Am describing a sample preparation using public IP assigned on Suse Linux. but in real-world scenarios. Either use bastion or a jump box or secured VPN to connect to the instance.
Using SUSE Enterprise Linux 15 SP4 with 24×7 Support

Create a new virtual machine and click on select from all images and search for suse from your marketplace.

Create a new virtual Machine. Choose the Image.

To Elevate

sudo su -

Install xrdp for Remote Desktop or VNC. I have covered both.

zypper install xrdp

Configured xrdp

service xrdp start
chkconfig --set xrdp on
systemctl start xrdp
systemctl enable xrdp

Now Remote Desktop Working as expected.

After RDP enter the linux password via xrdp.

It’s working as expected

Now let’s see how to install vnc

zypper install xorg-x11-Xvnc



Configure the vncserver and set boot at startup. You may need to re-run it to set auto start.

vncserver :1

It’s working as expected. It works on 5901 – and the NSG rule has to be allowed in order to use it.

Lets install GUI Gnome

zypper -n install -t pattern x11 gnome_basic

Lets edit this file and sent default_VM=”gnome”

vi /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager

Shift i

esc and :wq to save and exit

cat to view

cat /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager

Set Graphical Target as default

ln -fs /usr/lib/systemd/system/graphical.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target


GUI is up via vnc and xrdp

To Reset root password

Reset root password
sudo passwd root

Sample NSG rules allowing xrdp and vnc and ssh

Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Award-winning Technology Leader with a wealth of experience running large teams and diversified industry exposure in cloud computing. From shipping lines to rolling stocks.In-depth expertise in driving cloud adoption strategies and modernizing systems to cloud native. Specialized in Microsoft Cloud, DevOps, and Microsoft 365 Stack and conducted numerous successful projects worldwide. Also, Acting as a Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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