„Something Wicked This Way Comes” – New QuickStart Guide available! | SUSE Communities

„Something Wicked This Way Comes” – New QuickStart Guide available!


My good old friend – Master Geeko (isn´t he cool?) –


just told me that my colleague Mark Post quite recently wrote a really helpful guide about Networking with Wicked in SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 – and finally this guide has been made publicly available via our SUSE Documentation webpages.

Introduced with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, Wicked is the new network configuration tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise, largely replacing the sysconfig package. Wicked is a local network management tool that makes it easy to manage ever-more-complicated network configurations such as VLAN, virtualization, bridging, bonding and IPv6. Wicked, which originated in the “wicked” project, enables you to change configuration dynamically, thus providing network configuration as a service. Wicked allows you to import existing configuration files from older Linux operating system versions. You can perform standard configurations via the easy-to-use YaST interface.

The Wicked framework uses a client/server and layered approach to the problem of network configuration. This allows Wicked to define standardized facilities for things like address configuration that are well integrated with the overall framework, and are layered on top of device specific services. Interprocess communication between the Wicked client and backend services such as the main Wicked daemon process is carried out via dbus. “But said enough, I have …

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… Recommend you read this paper yourself I would”.

Mark´s QuickStart guide covers the basics of Wicked with an emphasis on providing correlations between how things were done previously and how they need to be done now. Read the entire guide here+



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Meike Chabowski Meike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.