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SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 4 Beta 4 is out!


We are happy to announce Beta 4 isos for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 4:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES),
  • NEW SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP (SLES for SAP),
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Just Enough Operating System (JeOS),
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED),
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability (SLEHA),
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension (SLEWE),
  • and SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit (SLESDK).


Isos and images available at

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 4 Beta (SLE 12 SP4 Beta) is a consolidation Service Pack release, which includes:

  • Linux kernel version 4.12.
  • Selected set of non-disruptive features and new hardware support driven by partner and customer requirements.
  • Delivery of all fixes and updates introduced since SLE 12 SP3 release.


3 Major topics for SLE 12 SP4

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 focuses on three major topics:

  • Hardware support: latest Intel processors, the AMD’s Second Generation EPYC 7xx2
    (codename Rome) processors, IBM z Systems and LinuxONE, IBM POWER8 (Little Endian), IBM POWER9 (Little Endian) ARM SoC (Raspberry Pi) and ARM ODM support for selected vendors
  • Shared kernel tree between SLE 12 and SLE 15 to ease maintenance and support, as well as increase hardware support.
  • New Persistent Memory/NVDIMM feature providing support for target storage for in-memory databases.


Notable changes since Beta 3

Added packages

  • google-noto-sans-cjk-fonts
  • libssh version 0.6.3 now directly in SLES and SLED. It was previously present in SDK only.


Updated packages

  • curl version 7.60.0 (rebase from SLE15)
  • dapl version 2.1.10
  • google-noto-fonts version 20170919 (new font and remove CJK)
  • intel-gpu-tools  [x86_64]
  • kernel, kdump, kexec-tools, crash, linux-glibc-devel, kexec-tools
  • vm_stat backporting kvm_stat patches from upstream
  • libvirt (bugfix)
  • ndctl version 62
  • nvme-cli (rebase from SLE15)
  • open-iscsi update to latest upstream version
  • openssl-1.0 version 1.0.2p
  • openssl-1.1 version 1.1.0i
  • openvswitch
  • qemu
  • smc-tools version 1.1.0 [s390x]
  • tomcat version 9.0.10
  • tpm, tss
  • xen [x86_64]
  • xfsprogs version 4.15.0
  • yast2


For more details, please check:

SLE 12 SP4 Public Beta Program

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