Robert Schweikert
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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Robert Schweikert
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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Robert Schweikert
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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Robert Schweikert
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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Robert Schweikert
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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Robert Schweikert
By: Robert Schweikert

April 3, 2020 6:00 pm

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Debugging boot issues in the Public Cloud

Let's face it, sometimes everything just seems to go wrong and that darn instance just will not boot. Now what? Well the first step is to look at the serial log. In AWS EC2 this is accomplished from the UI by selecting the "Actions" drop down menu in the instance view screen while the […]

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Robert Schweikert
By: Robert Schweikert

December 16, 2019 9:25 pm

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Step 2 Toward Enhanced Update Infrastructure Access

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of announcing a major upgrade to our update infrastructure that serves updates to on-demand instances in AWS, Azure, and GCP. In the blog I promised that we would be enabling network traffic routing that allows you to send data from your instances in the Public Cloud through your […]

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Robert Schweikert
By: Robert Schweikert

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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Robert Schweikert
By: Robert Schweikert

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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Robert Schweikert
By: Robert Schweikert

February 16, 2019 11:45 am

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SUSE Public Cloud Image Life-cycle

Updated Oct-30-2019:  Added new section addressing instances 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 […]

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