Last Update: 2018-06-26

Table of Contents

Introduction
Documentation
Report Issues
Mailing list
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are there 3 ISOs available per product?
Error message when trying to download isos
Beta Test Subscription and Registration Code
Private channel for sensitive data
Contact Beta Manager

Introduction

Thank you all!

The SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Beta Program is now over! We hope that you have enjoyed beta testing and that we have provided the necessary help in your ongoing project.

SUSE CaaS (Container as a Service) Platform is an application development and hosting platform for container applications and services that enables you to provision, manage, and scale container-based applications and services.

SUSE CaaS Platform consists of 3 key components

  • Orchestration:
    SUSE CaaS Platform uses open source Kubernetes to provide production grade container orchestration at scale.
  • OS for Microservices & Containers:
    At the heart of SUSE CaaS Platform is the microservices and containers host OS – SUSE MicroOS.
  • Configuration:
    SUSE CaaS Platform uses open source Salt to automate the cluster at scale. Using Salt you can achieve a complete and automatic installation and configuration of components. Additionally, you can automate using cloud-init to pass configuration data to systems.

 

Documentation

Note

Note: The following Documentations are drafts.

And will remain as such through out the SUSE CaaS Platform Beta Program. Documentations for Beta Products do not yet have the quality, accuracy and content of our official documentations. However we will update these documentations on the fly during the SUSE CaaS Platform Beta Program.

Release Notes for SUSE CaaS Platform 3 Beta:

REPORT ISSUES

Whenever you find a bug or your are scratching you head on using SUSE CaaS Platform, we highly recommend to seek for help on our mailing list first, then if it really make sense you should open a bug report.

Mailing List

caasp-beta@lists.suse.com is our dedicated Mailing List to discuss around the SUSE CaaS Platform Beta product. It is used by the SUSE Release Team to announce new beta images and technical information, as well as for general or technical questions, feedback, or defect reports related to SUSE CaaS Platform Beta products from our beta testers base.

Only subscribers can post to our mailing lists. To subscribe, please go to http://lists.suse.com/mailman/listinfo/caasp-beta.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the caasp-beta Archives.

Please refer to our Mailing Lists Guideline for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions
    • Why are there 3 ISOs available per product?

      We offer 3 DVD ISOs:

      • SUSE-CaaS-Platform-3.0-DVD-x86_64-BetaX-DVD1.iso = DVD1 contains the binaries
      • SUSE-CaaS-Platform-3.0-DVD-x86_64-BetaX-DVD2.iso = DVD2 the sources
      • SUSE-CaaS-Platform-3.0-DVD-x86_64-BetaX-DVD3.iso = DVD3 the debuginfo packages

      The final product will not contain the debuginfo packages on the media.

      For installation purposes you just need DVD 1 for your architecture. Please verify the sha256sum of the ISO using the SHA256SUMS file, which can also be found on the download page.

 

– Error message when trying to download isos

Well, sorry for the inconvenience, please report your issue to: beta-programs@lists.suse.com.
One quick workaround would be to remove suse.com and download.suse.com cookies from you browser and try again.

  • Beta Test Subscription and Registration Code

    Note

    Note:

    Regular product subscription and registration code will not work with the beta products!

    Thus we will not provide a beta product subscription or beta product registration code by default for the SUSE CaaS Platform Beta Program. You should request one via beta-programs@lists.suse.com, but we reserve the right to review your case and eventually provide one for your personal beta test.

    Without a beta registration code for SUSE CaaS Platform 3 you won’t be able to access the online channels.

  • Private channel for sensitive data

    In case you are a SUSE’s partners or customers and would like to share some sensitive data with us for multiple reasons (data for bug reports, feedbacks, etc).
    Please contact us at beta-programs@lists.suse.com, and we will review your case and help you have a private channel with us.

  • Contact Beta Manager

    For questions related to the beta test infrastructure, for example download issues or problems with reporting bugs or the mailing list, please write to beta-programs@lists.suse.com