Drew
By: Drew

August 24, 2015 7:56 am

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New processors before the next SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Pack – YES to the rescue!

New x86 server processor technology is currently released on roughly a 12-to-15 month schedule. That means that approximately every 18 months there is a major x86-architecture update available from server vendors. Variants of these major processor updates, with different feature sets and/or speeds, are also released in-between the 12-to-15 month release cycle. Desktop and laptop […]

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chabowski
By: chabowski

August 19, 2015 9:49 am

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Here you go! Take SUSE Manager 2.1 for IBM z Systems

According to a recent Forrester study, IT spends 70% of its budget on just maintaining their existing environment. And some customers tell us this percentage is even higher in their organizations. The reason is that data centers have become increasingly complex. New technologies and rapid data center development have created endless new opportunities, but also monitoring […]

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chabowski
By: chabowski

August 18, 2015 3:15 am

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Top 6 Messages of the Recent IBM LinuxOne Mainframe Announcement

Yesterday, at LinuxCon, IBM announced “a significant expansion of the mainframe’s strategy of embracing open source-based technologies and open-source communities” under the umbrella of the LinuxOne portfolio. However, it seems that there is a lot of confusion about the announcement, and I have been asked frequently during the past two days, what exactly the IBM […]

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chabowski
By: chabowski

August 17, 2015 6:44 am

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All About Innovation and Choice – Virtualization with KVM for IBM z Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

You might experience it every day in your organization: your business is growing, your IT department must deal with new market requirements to support your key business, your administrators face an explosion of the distributed servers running a wide variety of mission-critical and lightweight applications. For your company, this results in ever-increasing hardware, software, data […]

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By: Bryan Lunduke

July 29, 2015 11:48 am

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15th anniversary for SUSE on z Systems: The Contest!

This year, we are celebrating 15 years of Linux powering z Systems mainframes.  And, to commemorate this most auspicious occasion, we are holding a contest with a seriously fantastic grand prize: airfare, hotel and pass to SUSECon 2015 in Amsterdam! SUSE has always had a special place in our hearts for the mainframe, beginning work with […]

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By: Erico Mendonca

July 24, 2015 9:22 am

5,570 views

Running graphical programs remotely as root

Sometimes when dealing with Linux servers, you find products that require running a graphical installer as root. That’s fine when you have access to the graphical console, and you can do it using various methods, like gnomesu or kdesu. But what happens when you need to run it via SSH?

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Drew
By: Drew

April 30, 2015 10:21 am

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Does Kdump work on your hardware?

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: specific tests in SUSE YES Certification which are not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the capture of Kdump memory images and how hardware is validated for crashkernel capture functionality during certification. Through YES […]

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Drew
By: Drew

March 30, 2015 10:35 am

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OS Install-the first YES Certification test

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: what is tested in SUSE YES Certification but not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the operating system installation and how hardware is validated using one of several different install options. This may seem […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 12, 2015 11:23 am

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 4

This is the fourth and final blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from a SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to lessen the stress of future server and workstation hardware purchases. Last time, we covered […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 3, 2015 3:33 pm

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 3

This is the third blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from a SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to lessen the stress of future hardware purchases. Last time, we covered the following information in the […]

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