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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By: Robert Schweikert

August 27, 2020 10:09 pm

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Live Patching And SUSE Lifecycle Manager On SLES For SAP On-Demand In The Public Cloud

Starting earlier this month (August 2020) Live Patching is now included with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server For SAP Applications (SLES For SAP) on-demand offerings in Amazon Web Services EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure for 12 SP3 and later instances and images. What is live patching? Live patching allows you to patch a running […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

June 1, 2020 5:58 pm

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SUSE Update Infrastructure Access Through the Data Center

In Step 2 Toward Enhanced Update Infrastructure Access the time-line for enabling access to the SUSE update infrastructure in the Public Cloud via routing through the data center was announced. As of June 1, 2020 we have started the work necessary to make this possible for all regions in AWS, Azure, and GCE. This […]

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By: Robert Schweikert

April 28, 2020 7:10 pm

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clout-init Coming To SUSE Images in Azure

OK, that was the announcement, thanks for reading. Well, not quite so fast, let's take this apart a bit and look at the details, because as always the interesting bits are in the detail. Let me start in the future and then work backwards. In the not too distant future, July 2020, SLE 15 SP2 […]

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