Jay Kruemcke
By: Jay Kruemcke

March 19, 2018 6:39 pm


SUSE Linux now available on Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure for IBM Power

  IBM® Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix are now SUSE YES Certified for SUSE Linux. These certifications are for the 1U CS821 and 2U CS822 models. These systems will combine the performance of the IBM POWER8 chip architecture and the simplicity of Nutanix management software. These systems are certified for the little endian SLES 12 […]

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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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Jay Kruemcke
By: Jay Kruemcke

March 12, 2018 2:17 am


SUSE Linux Live Patching for Power – A key tool for availability

All system outages are bad. They result in lost revenue, reputation damage, lost productivity and other impacts to the business. Outages of enterprise applications such as SAP HANA can have an even greater impact on a business due to the pervasive nature of those applications.  One reason you choose the IBM Power platform is the […]

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Jeff Reser
By: Jeff Reser

March 6, 2018 2:37 pm


Data Security Reigns Supreme with SUSE on IBM Z Systems

Through the lens of a new wave of technological advances built around advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, container development, blockchain, cloud and data security, there’s a shift occurring in how IBM Z systems (and LinuxONE systems) are being used and leveraged. These systems are being refreshed with features around Linux, pervasive encryption, virtualization and performance—all […]

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Raj Meel
By: Raj Meel

March 2, 2018 2:44 pm


Business-critical systems demand Live Patching capability

As a system administrator, you could be spending several man days each month applying patches, synchronizing the patches across all your systems and rebooting the systems. You can avoid this. On average, infrastructure failure costs large enterprises $100,000 per hour. Critical application failures can cost $500,000 to $1 million per hour*. You can avoid kernel […]

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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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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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