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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Drew
By: Drew

March 9, 2017 1:17 pm

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Lenovo™ and SUSE® deliver the first integrated enterprise Linux TPM 2.0 solution

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a cryptographic component of many enterprise-class servers.  TPM 2.0 is an integral part of hardware-based security in these servers, providing tasks such as user authentication, remote access and data protection. System functions such as Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) use TPM enhancements to help deliver system […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm

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Are YES CERTIFICATION bulletin Config Notes from “the Dark Side” of hardware compatibility?

The easy answer is nope—no way! That comes from a person with years of YES Certification experience, not some Rogue person who suddenly has their Force Awaken one day! Please read on, because “Fear is the path to the dark side” and “Hard to see, the Dark Side is!” YES Certification […]

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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

In a recent blog (the one right below this one, on the previous .../communities/blog/ page) I discussed the transition from BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware from a hardware perspective. In this blog I’ll address the comparison from the operating system perspective. There is a definite overlap between […]

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By: Peter Schinagl

February 19, 2014 10:06 am

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Installation Wizard from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: Ready-to-Run SAP Solutions in Just a Few Steps

Some time ago, the IT journalist and blogger Jürgen Donauer wrote in Germany's popular IT magazine Computerwoche: "YaST (Yet Another Setup Tool) is without doubt one of the greatest strengths of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). This graphic configuration tool is intuitive and easy to use, and it produces quick results. In this […]

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By: pthompson

April 11, 2013 10:19 am

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Taking Screenshots from within YaST

Here's a quick way of taking 'screenshots' from within YaST, which might be useful when documenting configuration steps. ---- # tail -f /var/log/YaST2/y2log | grep -i "ScreenShot" | sed 's/.*screenshot.:[0-9]*\ *\(.*\)/\1/ig' ---- Then dump the screen with: Ctrl 'd' Shift 'd' Below is an example output (use fixed-width font). ---- YaST2 […]

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