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By: rjschwei

July 11, 2019 7:49 pm

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A New Update Infrastructure For The Public Cloud

Our update infrastructure that provides updates for on-demand instances has been running with more or less no changes for more than 5 years and has shown great reliability over this period of time. Over time new requirements have arisen and some bugs have been worked around due to some fundamental limitations of the implementation. The […]

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By: rjschwei

May 24, 2019 7:44 pm

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Major Distro Upgrade In The Public Cloud Made Easy

Well, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 has been released for a while and SLES 15 SP1 is on the horizon. While there will be another service pack in the SLES 12 series, SLES 12 SP5, many people have expressed interest to move to SLES 15 from SLES 12. After providing a "Follow this long […]

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By: rjschwei

February 16, 2019 11:45 am

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SUSE Public Cloud Image Life-cycle

It has been a while since we published the original image life-cycle guidelines SUSE Image Life Cycle for Public Cloud Deployments. Much has been learned since, technology has progressed, and the life-cycle of products has changed. Therefore, it is time to refresh things, update our guidance, and clarify items that have led to questions over […]

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By: rjschwei

September 26, 2018 11:20 pm

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Add-Ons In the Public Cloud

SUSE offers a number of services and products around SUSE Linux Enterprise Server such as LTSS (Long Term Service Pack Support), SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, and HA (SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension). While the additional products and services are agnostic to instance types and flavors (BYOS or on-demand), it […]

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By: rjschwei

September 14, 2018 4:02 pm

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SUSE CaaSP and the Public Cloud

It is tire kicking time. SUSE Container as a Service Platform images are available in Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure, well they've been there for a while for self discovery purposes. The latest images can be found with pint and are located in the General Catalog in EC2, the Marketplace in […]

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By: rjschwei

August 12, 2018 1:15 pm

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Changing Instance Types In AWS For SLES 12 SP2 And SLES 12 SP3 Based HVM Instances

Ever tried to switch instance types from lets say t2 to m5 on SLES 12 SP3 (including SLES For SAP)? Well if you did you were in for a bad surprise in that your instance would no longer boot. Switching the instance type back away from the newer instance types c5, m5, m5d.... and restarting […]

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By: rjschwei

July 17, 2018 7:57 am

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A Different Builtin Kernel For Azure On-Demand Images

The release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 is out and with it, it brings a new kernel build, kernel-azure. The new kernel is built into our on-demand images in Azure. The -azure build of the kernel is fully supported by SUSE. For instances started from the -Standard, or -Priority images you need to contact […]

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By: rjschwei

February 2, 2018 7:24 pm

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Create Your Own SLES On-Demand Images for GCE

Use cases exist where it may not be desirable to start a deployment "from scratch" with a newly deployed on-demand instance from a SUSE released SUSE Linux Enterprise Server image. However, if you are on the fence and your primary concern is uncertainty about achieving an equivalent system when starting from scratch then Machinery […]

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By: rjschwei

January 10, 2018 10:49 pm

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A day long to be remembered 2018-01-03

When I wrote this it was Janurary 9, 2018 which was supposed to be the day of a major earthquake in the computing world. However, due to various circumstances this all happened on January 3rd, 2018 at 2 PM PST and the aftershocks as well as the queasy feelings that come along with such an […]

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By: rjschwei

November 22, 2017 9:46 am

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Ooops, v20171107 May Spell Network Trouble in AWS EC2

Or under the motto no good deed shall go unpunished. Well lets get he problem definition out of the way, then talk about the fix for running instances, followed by how we got there and what we'll do to prevent such snafus in the future. First, if you started a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 […]

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