Drew
By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm

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By: jlove

November 21, 2016 8:33 am

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What happened to kernel-xen?

Those of you in a Xen environment may have noticed a change with recent versions of openSUSE Tumbleweed, or the newly released SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 and openSUSE Leap 42.2. Whether you are looking at a Xen host (dom0), or a paravitual Xen guest (domU), the running kernel is now kernel-default. What happened […]

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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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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 8:58 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from a hardware perspective

For the past several years, x86 hardware systems (including desktops, laptops, workstations and servers) have been transitioning from BIOS-based (Basic Input Output System-based) to UEFI-based (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface-based) firmware interfaces. This firmware interface is usually just called “system firmware.” It is the initial code that recognizes the hardware components in the system and initializes …

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By: Michal Svec

April 20, 2016 1:38 am

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Virtualizing Windows Made Fast and Easy

Shortly after our latest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 at the end of last year, we also released the accompanying paravirtualized Windows drivers. They are bundled together in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack. We have always worked with our partners to ensure that SUSE’s implementation of the KVM and […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

October 30, 2015 4:34 pm

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Ready to go, prepared to grow.

We are happy to announce SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 JeOS — Just enough Operating System. In private clouds and virtualized datacenters today, fast deployment is critical to achieve operational efficiency. How can you quickly fire up an image in your virtual data center or private cloud without worrying about application certifications? Facing hundreds of […]

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By: Olaf Kirch

May 13, 2015 10:49 am

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Of Venoms and Antidotes

Today, a new vulnerability was disclosed by the name of VENOM (CVE-2015-3456), already seeing a fair amount of media attention. In order to help you assess the impact of this vulnerability on your systems, we are collecting background information and provide a prelimary risk assessment for our products. What this attack is all about The […]

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Drew
By: Drew

April 30, 2015 10:21 am

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Does Kdump work on your hardware?

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: specific tests in SUSE YES Certification which are not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the capture of Kdump memory images and how hardware is validated for crashkernel capture functionality during certification. Through YES […]

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Drew
By: Drew

March 30, 2015 10:35 am

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OS Install-the first YES Certification test

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: what is tested in SUSE YES Certification but not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the operating system installation and how hardware is validated using one of several different install options. This may seem […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 12, 2015 11:23 am

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 4

This is the fourth and final blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from a SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to lessen the stress of future server and workstation hardware purchases. Last time, we covered […]

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