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: mrlinux

April 30, 2014 10:21 am


Installing VMware Tools the easy way – OSP

VMware tools are an absolute must for SLES virtualised on VMware platforms. Normally, we have to rely on the VMware administrator installing the tools for us, and the standard tools are not rpm based so it can be difficult to maintain or to see which version is installed. Thankfully, VMware have a very elegant solution […]

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By: pommer

May 15, 2012 11:55 am



About: How 'ovpnstatd' works. ovpnstatd is a status collector daemon for OpenVPN. ovpnstatd can be started either interactively at the console or as a daemon in the background (--daemon). Use "--help", to get a brief listing of available options. If started interactively, all connected users and their update-events will be shown on the console-display. […]

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By: skoltogyan

February 15, 2012 5:24 pm


Openvpn + Auth from eDIr (LDAP)

In this article I will show an example integration of Openvpn + eDir. After performance of the actions described in this article: For connection to VPN, users will enter the login and password they use to login to the network of the enterprise. All users who were connected on VPN, will have identical access rights […]

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By: rhasleton

September 21, 2011 2:39 pm


SMT Command Line Administration

This is a script designed to allow some of the command line operations used on an SMT server become more user-friendly and automated. Some of the options, such as submitting and viewing jobs will not be available on SMT 1.0, which runs on SLES10 SP2/3/4. If there is anything you would like to add/fix/enhance, […]

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By: thorsten_kampe

June 21, 2011 3:15 am


SLP Snoop for Linux and Windows

SLP Snoop shows SLP services and attributes by scope and service type. This is a reimplementation of the old Novell Consulting "SLPSNOOP" utility ( which doesn't work on Windows Vista and above or Linux.[…]

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