Michael Tabron
By: Michael Tabron

October 11, 2017 10:34 am

SUSE Sponsors IBM Conference in the Big Easy

Once again SUSE is a proud sponsor of the IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage Technical University this time in New Orleans, also known as “The Big Easy”, the week of October 16th. And with SUSE open source solutions it doesn’t get any “Easy-er” (I’m sorry … that was bad) to deploy and maintain SAP […]

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Raj Meel
By: Raj Meel

July 11, 2017 11:51 am

Live Patching superhero doesn’t reboot from Stack Clash

If you were staying up late to patch your servers when the Stack Clash vulnerability recently showed up then you are not alone. However, you could join the select club of super savvy admin superheroes who didn’t have to shut down systems to patch Stack Clash. Stack Clash can be patched without bringing down your […]

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By: jlove

May 29, 2017 2:34 pm

Upstream Live Patching — Are We There Yet?

Year 2014. SUSE and Red Hat submit their live patching solutions to upstream — kGraft and kpatch. A discussion between developers on a common implementation takes place at Linux Plumbers conference in Dusseldorf. Year 2015. Linus Torvalds merges their effort to the mainline kernel. The version number of the kernel is promoted to 4.0 (well, […]

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By: jlove

April 27, 2017 3:25 pm

Keep your SAP systems rolling with SUSE Live Patching

I recently saw a Facebook post showing a motorized toy train on a wooden track made up of four interlocking arcs that formed a semi-circle. Over the track was a robotic arm that repeatedly assessed the location of the train and then moved a section of the track in front of it. The train ran […]

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By: jlove

March 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Live Patching – Recent Security Updates

This is supposed to be the first blog in the blog series on the topic of “rebootless” Linux kernel live patching, achieved with SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching. And before I have a chance to get you hooked, you are about to hit the back button of your browser, because (history has told you) a […]

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By: jlove

September 14, 2016 12:59 pm

3 Ways to Keep Those Pesky SAP Users Happy

Are there any SAP application users here? Good, let’s talk about these people! I’m mean they are demanding, aren’t they? Line of business people seem to think that SAP systems should be available to them any time they want to access them.  They don’t care at all that these systems might occasionally need a security […]

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By: jlove

August 17, 2016 7:35 am

Band-Aids fix everything

At least that’s what my five year old daughter thinks. She’s taken up the role of resident doctor in our household and takes her job very seriously. Bump or bruise – she’s waiting in the wings with an ice pack. Scratch or cut – she has a Band-Aid ready (usually before you). In her opinion, […]

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By: Bryan Lunduke

May 18, 2016 9:30 am

SUSE and SAP highlights from SAPPHIRE NOW

This has been a rather exciting week in the world of SUSE and SAP. With SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference in full swing, accompanied by oodles of announcements, now seems like a good time for a quick re-cap on all of the SUSE & SAP goodness. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP now available on […]

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By: George Shi

November 18, 2014 3:26 pm

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is launched!

It’s always be fun at SUSECon.  And this year at SUSECon, we’re happy to announce a long-anticipated new offering: SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching. This offering is based on the kGraft project — and can perform critical kernel patches without rebooting your server, maximizing your up-time and service availability.  Now you have one more tool to go Towards Zero […]

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By: Vojtěch Pavlík

January 31, 2014 7:49 am

kGraft: Live Kernel Patching

It has many names – hot fixing, live patching, runtime patching, rebootless updates, concurrent updates. It’s a holy grail of uptime.

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