By: Jason Phippen

June 6, 2017 8:49 am


Sweating hardware assets at Experian with SUSE Enterprise Storage

When Experian’s Business Information (BI) team overseeing infrastructure and IT functions saw the customers’ demand for better and more comprehensive data insights grow at an unprecedented rate, the company required a better storage solution that would enable them to maintain the same performance level. Implementing the SUSE Enterprise Storage solution gave Experian a starting […]

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By: Jason Phippen

April 4, 2017 5:57 am


SUSE Enterprise Storage: A Sensible Solution for Disk-to-Disk Backup

 “Don’t lock yourself in to an expensive backup solution that will not grow gracefully as your needs change. SUSE Enterprise Storage combines the economies of commodity or industry standard storage and open source software with lowest-in-class licensing and enterprise-grade hardware certification and support.” In today’s data-driven world, a unified backup […]

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By: Jason Phippen

December 14, 2016 2:31 am


IT Brand Pulse Awards Industry First Award to SUSE for CephFS support

CephFS Unlocks Universal Software Defined Storage In In 2016 the Ceph development team released Jewel, the tenth major version of Ceph. The Jewel release of Ceph provides significant new functionality, including support for CephFS. The availability of CephFS is the last building block needed for Ceph to fulfill the promise of delivering a universal solution […]

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By: ataschner

October 29, 2014 10:44 am


Forensic analysis of patchlevel in a supportconfig

Update - June 2017 : SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 is now LTSS, bug fixes. Do you ever get exposed to supportconfig files from servers that do not have access to update repositories ? Or do you find it difficult to relate to patch numbers of updates (not) installed in updates.txt of a supportconfig? […]

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By: bbendily

December 30, 2009 1:00 pm


SMT RPM Lister

This script will parse the SMT server's log and output a list of RPMs that have been updated. First, you need to enable debug logging on your SMT mirror log. On your SMT server, edit: /etc/smt.d/smt-cron.conf Add the "-d" to the variable listed below: MIRROR_PARAMS="-d -L /var/log/smt-mirror.log" This will add […]

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By: jrecord

October 15, 2008 4:16 pm


Supportconfig Health Check Report Tool

home page url: The Supportconfig Health Check Report Tool (schealth) parses and evaluates the basic-health-check.txt file generated by supportconfig. The tool is based on the concepts outlined in the article, "A Basic Server Health Check with Supportconfig". The schealth output will be most effective to you if you have read […]

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By: jrecord

August 1, 2008 8:27 am


Host Information at Login

Download Now The hostinfo command creates a quick summary of the server at login time. It is especially useful in environments with a lot of servers at different OS levels. The summary looks like this: --[ hostinfo v0.55-2 ]------------------------------------ Hostname: jrecord4 Current As Of: 08/01/08 09:35:56 Distribution: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack: […]

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By: jrecord

January 16, 2008 9:27 am


Cluster Command Tool

Usage: cmd <command> or cmd '<command> | <command>' Detailed Description: Cluster administration is easier if you understand what each node in the cluster understands regarding important configuration files or settings. The Cluster Command Tool allows the administrator to run a command from one node that […]

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July 16, 2007 3:45 pm



by Randy Goddard Occasionally, when developing scripts or programs it is useful to know the memory page size on a host. In most cases that is the granularity of memory management on the host's CPU, e.g. 4096 bytes on a typical x86 at the time of writing. The primary memory manager in the Linux […]

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