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!

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Joachim Werner
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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Joachim Werner
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

Take control of your SLES 10/11 server’s display with the free version of NX NoMachine. Securely access the display over SSH and connect, disconnect from it as needed.

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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 you administer Linux machines where the home directories are mounted from remote servers then you may have experienced the annoying situation where one of those servers goes down for some reason and as a result some people can’t log in to the Linux machines with a full GNOME session.

This guide explains how to configure machines running SLED 11 to allow a user to log in with a full GNOME session even when their home directory cannot be mounted from the remote sever.

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By: mbruner1

September 24, 2009 3:57 pm


Branch Server Redundancy

My company needed a way that users at the different branches could still function and perform their duties, even when the local branch server was down. The following should at least let you begin thinking about how this could be handled.

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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 Agent in the server build, I had a dilemma. How do I get the servers to install this 600+MB CD image without outside intervention? Once I had burned the ISO to a CD, I found that there are some hard links that can’t be copied, because they point to targets that will be used after the install completes. So copying the ISO data was out. I read some stuff about creating an Add-on in YaST and it worked beautifully. I’ve added some additional stuff that can help prevent further balding. Here’s how I did it.

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By: mlfarrell

May 22, 2008 2:35 pm


Remotely Dispatching Jobs from your Cell Phone

Michael Farrell shows you how to configure your Linux server to respond to emails from your cell phone and execute specific pre-programmed jobs as a result.

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By: DamianMyerscough

August 21, 2007 1:48 pm


Remote Installation of SUSE with SSH

Performing a remote installation of SUSE over VNC poses a possible security risk as the installation traffic travels over the wire unencrypted. This article by Damian Meyerscough shows you how to perform a remote installation over SSH which will encrypt traffic traveling over the wire.

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