By: s_schmidt

June 8, 2018 2:25 pm

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sapconf – A way to prepare a SLES system for SAP workload – Part 5

This is the fifth and last article about sapconf and it will tie up lose ends. NOTE: For further documentation check SAP note 1275776 and the man pages shipped with sapconf. Summary of important things If you install the reworked sapconf version for the first time: After installation, sapconf is enabled and started immediately with […]

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By: s_schmidt

June 8, 2018 12:04 pm

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sapconf – A way to prepare a SLES system for SAP workload – Part 3

This is the third article about sapconf and it will cover the update from a previous (not reworked) version to a reworked one. NOTE: For further documentation check SAP note 1275776 and the man pages shipped with sapconf. Updating Normally updating a package is quiet simple. Non-configuration files are exchanged silently, configuration files only if […]

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By: s_schmidt

June 8, 2018 10:33 am

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sapconf – A way to prepare a SLES system for SAP workload – Part 2

This is the second article about sapconf and it will cover the configuration. NOTE: For further documentation check SAP note 1275776 and the man pages shipped with sapconf. Configuration Before I show you some details, I have to talk about the make-up of sapconf. In the past, sapconf was a simple shell script. With SLES […]

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By: s_schmidt

June 5, 2018 12:26 pm

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sapconf – A way to prepare a SLES system for SAP workload – Part 1

As promised in the post “A new sapconf is available” this is the first article about sapconf. This series will cover the installation, update and configuration of sapconf, as well as giving a few tips what you should take care of and how to achieve certain things. To do so, I have set up a […]

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By: s_schmidt

June 4, 2018 3:14 pm

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A new sapconf is available

Those who administrate systems running SAP applications on SLES may be already familiar with the configuration and tuning tool “sapconf”. For those who don’t, now is an excellent time to do so! A new improved version of sapconf has been released for SLES 12 SP1 onwards. Some key improvements are: one central configuration file (besides […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 15, 2018 5:46 pm

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SR-IOV – The way to share real virtualized host devices with a virtual machine

Single Root I/O Virtualization or SR-IOV is a specification that allows the isolation of PCI Express (PCIe) resources. It allows a physical PCIe device or adapter to appear as one or more separate physical/virtual PCIe devices. These virtualized devices are also known as Virtual Function (VF) devices. Two main reasons or purposes for SR-IOV are: […]

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Drew
By: Drew

December 4, 2017 11:24 am

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System YES Certification with a PTF or another maintenance update

During a typical YES Certification of a server or workstation, the Gold Master (GM) release of SUSE Linux Enterprise with the latest Service Pack (SP) is installed on the hardware during certification tests. Sometimes, the GM release needs specific fixes or updates in order to be compatible with a particular hardware platform. As hardware systems […]

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Chris Mertens
By: Chris Mertens

July 13, 2017 12:05 pm

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The holy cluster. Part 2 HAE Setup

Welcome to part 2! Still not braindead after part one (Holy Cluster Part 1 ISCSI Setup)? Fantastic! So here we go. In part 1 I showed you how to setup ISCSI shared storage for the cluster. In this second part I will show you how to set up the HAE server, including creating the STONITH […]

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Chris Mertens
By: Chris Mertens

July 11, 2017 11:34 am

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The holy cluster. Part 1 ISCSI Setup

Since I need to support quite some customers using High Availability Clustering I was quite often in the need to of having a test lab where I can try re-producing customer issues. Sometimes even trying to understand customer issues as well ;-). So I thought hey there must be a complete guide A-Z on how […]

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Drew
By: Drew

June 21, 2017 4:05 pm

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Hardware YES Certification with an installation kit or driver kit (also known as kISO)

An installation or driver kit from SUSE is simply a method to deliver the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise related drivers or other software in a packaged and supported bootable image. Installation kits can be used for any of the following reasons: To update storage drivers, which require very early loading in the installation and boot […]

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