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On July 16, 2018 SUSE® officially released SUSE® Linux Enterprise 15. With this new release we also announce the availability of the YES System Certification Kit (SCK) version 8.1 for hardware systems. SCK 8.1 now provides certification support for SLE 15 including Xen and KVM Virtualization. SCK 8.1 includes certification for the following hardware platforms:

Intel 64/AMD64 (x86-64 including Virtual Host Environments)

IBM z Systems (s390x)

IBM Power (ppc64Ie)

AArch64 (ARMv8)

SUSE hardware partners with a current SUSE Partner contract can now test servers, workstations, desktops, laptops, and virtualization with SLE 15, and submit these test results to request YES Certification.

The TestConsole system OS will change to SLES 12 SP3. Though some of the tests in SCK 8.1 are being updated, all the other test equipment hardware will remain the same. Please see the existing SCK documentation for the specifics about the current required test hardware.

The new version of the SCK should be used for all future certification testing beginning immediately. We encourage you to download and install the new version as soon as possible, upgrading your current test configuration. We understand that many partners will be in the middle of certifying hardware with the existing SCK 7.7, please complete these certifications and submissions then upgrade your test configuration. The deadline for submissions with the old SCK 7.7 is August 18, 2018, after that date no submissions tested with SCK 7.7 will be accepted. (Note: all SLE 15 submissions MUST use SCK v8.1).

The 8.1 SCK ISO can be downloaded from the home page of the SUSE Bulletin System (SBS). The ISO will also be available from:

https://www.suse.com/partners/ihv/yes/system-test-tools-for-suse-linux.html

The SCK documentation is also available at the same internet location. We strongly recommend you utilize the SCK documentation for the best experience with the new SCK.

With SLE and SCK 8.1 you will have the power to leverage the premier hardware certification program, – YES Certification. We wish you success as you use these tools and YES Certification to help increase your product sales opportunities.

Best regards,

SUSE Partner Engineering


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