By: peter6960

June 28, 2013 11:17 am


VNC Two Factor Authentication for Remote Administration

Enabling two-factor authentication for Remote Administration VNC: Require administrators to authenticate to XVnc first, before the Gnome Login is even presented. Your Auditors will love this! In order to secure XVnc (launched by xinetd for Remote Administration on SLES/SLED if enabled from Yast -> Network Services -> Remote Administration), the following simple recipe […]

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By: Joachim Werner

February 8, 2013 2:09 pm


With SUSE Manager, a new Service Pack is now just a few clicks away!

For quite a while SUSE Manager has been supporting Service Pack upgrades via AutoYaST and the SUSE Manager remote provisioning feature. Now there is an even easier way of migrating a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to a new Service Pack, built right into the SUSE Manager Web UI! As usual I wanted to provide screenshots […]

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By: Joachim Werner

May 9, 2012 2:47 pm


Small improvements can have a large impact: We are making remote reboots easier!

SUSE Manager makes patching large numbers of Linux servers so much easier. And because a picture is worth a thousand words, we've made a video for you. Now, there's one little thing that SUSE Manager leaves as an exercise to the system administrator - some updates, usually kernel patches, require a system reboot. Fortunately, compared […]

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By: msallee

January 5, 2010 2:48 pm


NX NoMachine Remote Control of SLES Server

NX NoMachine (Free Edition) is a great tool to take remote control of a Linux server desktop. Summary of steps for setup: Install RPMs Create new key with nxserver --keygen Transfer keys to Client Install client software on your system Start the service: sudo nxserver --restart Install RPMs: Download and install the nxclient, nxnode, and […]

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By: mikewillis

December 3, 2009 3:24 pm


Allow a user to log in when their home directory is missing

If a user's home directory cannot be found then an attempt to log in with an X session will fail. No easily understandable explanation of why their login attempt has failed is displayed to the user and the user's machine is useless until the server is operational again. Which is very annoying for the user. […]

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By: mbruner1

September 24, 2009 3:57 pm


Branch Server Redundancy

Structure: For each branch to have DHCP redundancy, it will require splitting the subnet. Take the following example for Branch 1. Subnet is 172.xx.45.0. The existing pool of addresses would be changed to – A new subnet would be created for 172.xx.45.[…]

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By: mfaris01

September 24, 2009 10:21 am


Installing ZENworks Linux Management 7.3 Agent on Remote Servers

Like me, many of you have multiple Linux servers to contend with and maintain. Even though ZENworks Linux Management allows you to do numerous, helpful tasks with these servers, you still have to install the agent. Not having the luxury of direct access to these servers and I did not include the ZLM 7.3 […]

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By: mlfarrell

May 22, 2008 2:35 pm


Remotely Dispatching Jobs from your Cell Phone

by Michael L Farrell Okay so perhaps you've shelled out the extra bucks for an iphone and you can run just about any app you want on it to connect to your computer. However, if you're like the rest of us, the only “fancy” thing you can do with your cell phone, besides talk […]

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By: DamianMyerscough

August 21, 2007 1:48 pm


Remote Installation of SUSE with SSH

Problem: Performing a remote installation of SUSE over VNC poses a possible security as the installation traffic travels over the wire unencrypted. Solution: Perform a remote installation over SSH which will encrypt traffic traveling over the wire. Remote installation of SUSE with SSH The installation of SUSE over SSH (Secure Shell) is as simple as […]

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