Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

February 11, 2011 3:55 pm


Keep it … stable, secure and supportable … Maintenance!

Do you ever wonder what all this “maintenance” is about?

Why is maintenance such a big deal?

Why do we care about it? Why is it important?

Do you ever wonder how we plan for and manage maintenance?

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By: Peter Schinagl

February 4, 2011 4:30 pm


Appliance Toolkit (ATK) Helper Guide

SUSE® Studio™ Onsite and the SUSE Lifecycle Management Server connect to the Internet as a default to synchronize to the Novell® Customer Center (NCC). At the Novell Customer Center they access repositories of packages and updates for SUSE Linux Enterprise.

You can use the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) to override the default and do the following:

  • Minimize the bandwidth for downloading packages
  • Prevent SUSE Studio and SUSE Lifecycle Management Server from connecting to the Internet

then there are a few more things to consider during the setup of all components.

This guide explains issues you need to consider during setup if you choose either of these options.

This guide does not replace the installation documentation for the components.

Please read and follow the instructions in the product documentation. The purpose of this guide is to provide additional hints and tips.

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By: jdrosenberg

December 22, 2010 12:08 pm


SUSE Appliance Program Spells Success for Third-Party Software Vendor

Guest Post by Brett Waldman, Analyst, IDC

Recently, IDC completed a Customer Spotlight for Novell highlighting GroundWork Open Source, Inc., a leading U.S. commercial open source based IT management and network monitoring software firm.

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By: ntroia

December 14, 2010 12:00 am


By: jdrosenberg

September 27, 2010 3:05 pm


Building a Community with SUSE Gallery from Novell

This summer Novell officially launched SUSE Gallery, an online showcase designed to share and promote software built with SUSE Studio. The first thing visitors notice is that anyone can share an appliance that they made with SUSE Studio. This is a good strategy for Novell to take, as at it makes the development process very inclusive — even for people just tinkering with SUSE Studio.

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By: jdrosenberg

August 2, 2010 10:28 am


Moose, Matadors, and Wildebeests: the OS Gets Rebranded

As a marketer, I tend to focus on people’s creativity in building and branding the appliances. Earlier this week, we officially launched SUSE Gallery – an online venue within SUSE Studio that allows users to build and publish their appliances. Once published, the appliance is available for end users to view and download.

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By: rholder

July 13, 2010 2:55 pm


Appliance Partner Spotlight: Lymeware Corporation

EDI messaging solution from Lymeware Software demonstrates how security, management and monitoring tools are evolving and adapting to new virtual environments

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By: c-gutierrez

July 7, 2010 4:08 pm


Simplifying Data Backup and Storage Management with Software Appliances

SEP delivers enterprise-ready appliances faster than ever by leveraging the SUSE® Appliance Program from Novell. SEP has packaged their backup software with SUSE Linux in a compact, self-contained appliance to simplify maintenance and accelerate the development cycle. Now, SEP can expand into new markets quickly with a variety of appliances. Novell Business Partners:

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By: rholder

June 5, 2010 11:19 am


Appliance Partner Spotlight: Black Diamond Software

Transforming software development into truly agile management tools with virtual software appliances

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By: jdrosenberg

April 22, 2010 1:13 pm


Talking Heads in the Cloud

Four weeks have passed since the Salt Lake City leg of the BrainShare tour and I’m finally sitting down to reflect on our shared experiences with our SUSE Appliance Program ISV partners…. The Pavilion was also the base camp of our official Dister ( mascot who was seen walking the floor handing out goodies and stopping for photo ops.

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