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What’s New for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm 15 SP1


Happy Birthday! It’s been 1 year since we introduced the world’s first multimodal OS supporting 64-bit Arm systems (AArch64 architecture), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm 15. Enterprise early adopters and developers of Ceph-based storage and industrial automation systems can gain faster time to market for innovative Arm-based server and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm is tested with a broad set of Arm System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processors, enabling enterprise-class security and greater reliability. And with your choice of Standard or Premium Support subscriptions you can get the latest security patches and fixes, and spend less time on problem resolution as compared to maintaining your own Linux distribution.

Expanded System-on-a-Chip options

Since the first release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm 15, we’ve doubled the number of supported SoCs. If you looked at the list last year and didn’t see the 64-bit Arm processor you needed, take a look at this latest list:

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)—Opteron A1100
  • Ampere Computing—X-Gene 1, X-Gene 2, eMAG
  • Broadcom—BCM2835*
  • Huawei—Kunpeng 916, Kunpeng 920
  • Marvell/Cavium—ThunderX, ThunderX2 CN99xx, Octeon TX, Armada 7040/8040
  • Mellanox—Bluefield
  • NXP—QorIQ LS2085A / LS2045A, LS2080A / LS2040A, LS1043A, LS1046A, LS1088A, LS2088A, LX2160A, I.MX 8M
  • Rockchip—RK3399
  • Qualcomm—Centriq 2400
  • Socionext—SynQuacer SC2A11
  • Xilinx—Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC


As always, be sure to check with the specific hardware vendor to be sure that they have a SUSE YES certification for your selected Arm processor. The availability of Arm SoC hardware is evolving rapidly and not all platforms have undergone the same degree of hardware testing.


Improved Raspberry Pi Support

We’ve also made some updates to the Raspberry Pi support, which includes the 64-bit Model 3 B, Model 3 B+, and the Compute Module. Previously we only supported HDMI video because there wasn’t an open source driver for the audio. Now, if you need full HDMI support, you can get it with SLES for Arm 15 SP1. We’ve also made it easier to install on Raspberry Pi devices by providing an ISO image, which you can download and copy to an SD card.


Learn more

To learn more about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm, visit our product webpage at suse.com/products/arm. To take advantage of a 60-day Free Trial, go to suse.com/products/server/download and click the “Arm” or “Raspberry Pi” link under SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 to download a copy.


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Michael TabronI'm a SUSE Product Marketing Manager focused primarily on open source solutions for SAP applications across all platforms. I joined SUSE in 2015, and have over 20 years of experience with hardware and software marketing.