By: patton

March 13, 2018 9:00 pm


Building Custom SLES Images

During the the last couple of years, I have needed to build and rebuild many virtual machines. As a SUSE Sales Engineer, I demonstrate SUSE solutions to customers and need to be able to rebuild demonstration VMs quickly using a repeatable method. Machinery and KIWI are tools that have helped me build customized SUSE Linux […]

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By: ronaldnu

March 1, 2018 5:34 pm


Meltdown / Spectre – a PM view

Now that some time has passed and we are through another round of patches / updates, here is a perspective on how handling the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities looked. As of now, Meltdown and Spectre are mostly behind us. Well maybe not from a chip manufacturer perspective, but it is from a SUSE update perspective. Times […]

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By: scanova1

February 21, 2018 3:15 am


Dynatrace: Digital Performance Management for SUSE OpenStack Cloud

I recently had the opportunity to attend Dynatrace Perform in Las Vegas, which was billed as the event for those who view digital performance management as critical to their business. So, what’s digital performance management all about, how is Dynatrace meeting customer needs, and what can they do for you if you’re using SUSE platform […]

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Jay Kruemcke
By: Jay Kruemcke

February 15, 2018 9:34 pm


POWER9 is here. SUSE is ready!

They are here! IBM announced the POWER9 servers for small enterprises, which will be available later this quarter. IBM announced six new servers but the IBM POWER Systems H922 and H924 are of particular interest to SAP HANA customers. These two systems were designed and optimized for Linux running demanding applications like SAP HANA. The […]

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By: Drew

February 15, 2018 5:46 pm


SR-IOV – The way to share real virtualized host devices with a virtual machine

Single Root I/O Virtualization or SR-IOV is a specification that allows the isolation of PCI Express (PCIe) resources. It allows a physical PCIe device or adapter to appear as one or more separate physical/virtual PCIe devices. These virtualized devices are also known as Virtual Function (VF) devices. Two main reasons or purposes for SR-IOV are: […]

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By: rjschwei

February 2, 2018 7:24 pm


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 may […]

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By: berndschubert

February 2, 2018 3:07 pm


SAP NetWeaver High Availability Cluster 7.40 for IBM Power

All good things come in threes! Over the last three months, SUSE has enhanced the IBM Power architecture for SLES with three new features. 1) SUSE Manager Server now Supported on IBM Power Systems 2) Launch of SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for IBM Power and now brand-new: 3) SAP NetWeaver High Availability Cluster 7.40 […]

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By: s_schmidt

January 30, 2018 9:02 am


Operating System Security Hardening Guide for SAP HANA for SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 available

IT security is an essential topic for any organization. Both SUSE and SAP take security very seriously. For SAP HANA a comprehensive security guide is available, that describes in detail how to protect HANA from a database perspective. To complement this on operating system level our Hardening Guide for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is […]

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Olaf Kirch
By: Olaf Kirch

January 29, 2018 11:24 am


These days, nobody needs Enterprise Support, anyw… aaaargh!

It was a dark and stormy day in early November, when the SUSE security team was invited to a heavily NDAed phone conference. During this call, they were briefed about three vulnerabilities involving speculative execution features of various CPUs. What followed were many intense weeks of preparing the mitigating patches for what became known to […]

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Alexander Bergmann
By: Alexander Bergmann

January 22, 2018 12:34 am


Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Guide

We are happy to announce the availability of our PCI DSS Guide for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. But let’s start from the beginning. (If you cannot wait here are the direct links to the guide (HTML/PDF). With the commercial success of the internet era, the major credit card companies bound forces to protect against […]

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