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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Azure Stack


Azure Stack is the Private Cloud implementation of Azure. Azure Stack includes hybrid cloud functionality and enables the delivery of Cloud services based on Microsoft technology in a private data center. As of today a pre-built SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 image is available for download. Select “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server” in the first drop down menu and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1” in the second drop down menu, as shown below:


then click the “Submit” button. After submitting the search, the search results will contain a link to “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 for Azure Stack” follow this link to download the Azure Stack image.

For integration of the image into an Azure Stack installation please follow the Azure Stack documentation.

The image is a Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) image that is for all intends and purposes identical to the BYOS image we publish in Azure. The difference is the initialization code. At this point the initialization code for Azure Stack and Azure is not yet merged, which implies that the Azure Stack image cannot be uploaded to Azure. The image includes azurectl, a command line interface to manage Azure.

Instances launched from the BYOS image need to be registered with the SUSE Customer Center (SCC), with a SUSE Manager instance, or with an SMT server to access SUSE Linux Enterprise Server repositories and receive updates. If you are already running a SUSE Manager instance in Azure you can seamlessly add your instance running in Azure Stack to SUSE Manager for update management purposes.

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  • dickwaite says:

    Grand Day,
    “As of today a pre-built SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 image is available for download. ”

    Could you give a timeline/Roadmap for when a “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 image” will be available for download.
    Many Thanks,


    • rjschwei says:

      With Azure Stack TP2 release it is possible to use images published in Azure. Thus having a separate download location is no longer necessary. SLES 12 SP2 was released into the Azure Marketplace as a BYOS image on November 8th and is therefore available for Azure Stack use.

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