Daryl Stokes
By: Daryl Stokes

July 19, 2018 4:35 pm

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SUSE YES Certification for SLE 15 Now Available

On July 16, 2018 SUSE® officially released SUSE® Linux Enterprise 15. With this new release we also announce the availability of the YES System Certification Kit (SCK) version 8.1 for hardware systems. SCK 8.1 now provides certification support for SLE 15 including Xen and KVM Virtualization. SCK 8.1 includes certification for the following hardware platforms: Intel 64/AMD64 (x86-64 […]

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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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Nefi Munoz
By: Nefi Munoz

November 22, 2017 9:44 am

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YES Certification for SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 reloaded

With the release of SUSE Enterprise Storage 5, the YES Certification team released version  1.1 of its Certification Test Kit for SES which streamlines certification requirements, enhances existing tests, and adds new testing.  This updated YES certification Test kit will continue to allow hardware vendors to validate their storage solutions with SES versions 5 or […]

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Daryl Stokes
By: Daryl Stokes

September 13, 2017 11:12 am

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Announcing the SUSE YES Certification Kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3

With the official release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 (SLE 12 SP3), the SUSE Partner Engineering team also announces the availability of the YES Certification Kit version 7.7 for hardware systems. The System Certification Kit (SCK) v7.7 adds certification support for SLE 12 SP3 including XEN and KVM Virtualization and supports the following hardware […]

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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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Nefi Munoz
By: Nefi Munoz

March 29, 2017 7:27 am

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Say “YES” to SUSE Enterprise Storage Certification

SUSE’s hardware partners can now have their storage solutions for SUSE Enterprise Storage YES Certified via the new certification program for SUSE Enterprise Storage. This new certification program provides the same benefits as the well-known base YES System certification program and the new test kit builds on top of the existing proven and familiar YES […]

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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 security. The […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm

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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 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 each …

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