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By: Robert Schweikert

March 25, 2024 2:13 pm

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Incompatible changes ahead for Public Cloud SDKs

Let me start by stating that the following is limited to the Public Cloud SDK packages, i.e. packages that provide code used to access the APIs for Alibaba, AWS, Azure, and Google cloud, no other Python packages are affected by this change. Also the timing of when you apply these changes is under your […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

May 3, 2023 3:04 pm

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Hybrid Boot and SEV-SNP support in AWS EC2

A while back AWS introduced UEFI support for specific instance types. Then in March of 2023 AWS enabled hybrid-boot for AMIs and in addition to the memory encryption that has already been supported in EC2, AWS announced the support of attestation, also known as SEV-SNP recently. Throughout this process AWS and SUSE have been working […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

January 30, 2023 9:44 pm

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SLE-Micro in the Public Cloud

The time has arrived to get out of, what is probably one of the longest, "soft launch" periods, and make the availability of SLE-Micro images in the Public Cloud more widely known. I am taking the liberty of defining "soft launch" in this case as publish images don't talk about the images let […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

September 29, 2022 2:04 pm

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Upgrades for Azure Hybrid Benefit

A while back in cooperation with the Azure team we enabled Azure Hybrid Benefit for SUSE Linux Enterprise images. In the first incarnation it was possible to switch a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications instance from PAYG (on-demand) to BYOS (Bring Your Own Subscription). Such a switch […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

January 6, 2022 8:00 pm

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BYOS Instances And The SUSE Public Cloud Update Infrastructure

Way back when in 2015 I wrote about differences between BYOS and on-demand images in "On Demand, BYOS, say what? Why do I need it?" mentioning that on-demand images contain "special sauce" that register an on-demand instance automatically to the SUSE operated update infrastructure in AWS EC2, Azure, and GCE. Much […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

June 1, 2021 8:28 pm

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as ECS Anywhere Host

On May 27, 2021 AWS announced  the availability of ECS Anywhere . There is also a home lab setup guide. ECS is a container orchestration service and with the addition of "Anywhere" the service can now reach into your Data Center to orchestrate your containerized applications. The important pieces to make this work are […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

February 25, 2021 6:50 pm

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Public Cloud Image Change Information

With the last push of our Public Cloud images we also enabled the publishing of image change information. We've had numerous requests to make change data available when images get published and we are happy to share that this data is now available. Bottom Line On Top Change information is published and accessible via https:// […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

October 1, 2020 5:53 pm

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SUSE Linux Enterprise and Azure Hybrid Benefit

During Microsoft Ignite 2020 the support of Azure Hybrid Benefit for SUSE Pay As You Go was announced.  This is the result of a combined effort that includes changes in the Azure IMDS (Instance Metadata Service) and the SUSE region based update infrastructure that supports PAYG instances. Let's get into the details about what […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

September 25, 2020 8:05 pm

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Update Infrastructure Access – Adios http

Earlier this year we enabled access to the update infrastructure through the data center. This was made possible by a refresh of the update infrastructure last year. Also earlier this year SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 reached EOL w.r.t on-demand image maintenance and this allowed us to switch all our traffic […]

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