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Welcome to the SUSE Communities, where you can meet and chat with SUSE experts from around the world.  Build (or share) your expertise in SUSE Conversations, check out the latest Linux news, or get support from product experts in the Support Forums.  It’s all good, and it’s all green.  Come hang out with us.


Stay Up On Latest Security Vulnerabilities

Staying updated on the latest security vulnerabilities can be daunting which can understandably lead you to ask whether a particular version of SLES is vulnerable. The first thing to note when you get a security notification, for example from https://cve.mitre.org, https://nvd.nist.gov, or even by word of mouth, is the CVE identifier which will look similar to this: CVE-2015-5477 …

Jetpacks and VDI on OpenStack: One of these is ready now

Remember those old sci-fi movies in the 1960’s where spies were flying around in jet packs and cars zipped through the air? The future seemed so cool back then, but 50 years later we’re still stuck in traffic during rush hour.

SUSE Enterprise Storage: Sizing

This is the second article in the series. It covers the basic architecture of SUSE Enterprise Storage, which is powered by Ceph, and provides some of the sizing recommendations and rationale behind them. Having been involved in the storage business for many years, I have seen a number of different types and implementations of storage devices. From …

15th anniversary for SUSE on z Systems: The Contest!

This year, we are celebrating 15 years of Linux powering z Systems mainframes. And, to commemorate this most auspicious occasion, we are holding a contest with a seriously fantastic grand prize: airfare, hotel and pass to SUSECon 2015 in Amsterdam! SUSE has always had a special place in our hearts for the mainframe, beginning work with …

BIND vulnerability — What to know, how to update.

On July 28, researchers at the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of BIND, announced that they had discovered a code defect which can allow denial of service (DoS) attacks to be executed relatively easily against BIND servers. A deliberately constructed packet can exploit an error in the handling of …

Full power management compatibility can save you money

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 power management features in SUSE Linux Enterprise that are tested on hardware during certification. Through YES Certification the …

Running graphical programs remotely as root

Sometimes when dealing with Linux servers, you find products that require running a graphical installer as root. That’s fine when you have access to the graphical console, and you can do it using various methods, like gnomesu or kdesu. But what happens when you need to run it via SSH?

Docker mini-course (in case you missed this), and more

Are you still looking for Docker training videos? Come and take a look at our popular free mini-course: Docker in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. Presented by Flavio Castelli, senior engineer at SUSE, this mini-course shows you how to use Docker, fully supported in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, step by step. Be sure to …

Well done, Kubernetes!

Docker is only two years and four months old. The amount of popularity gained in such a short time is incredible, not to mention unprecedented. What we are experiencing is a contribution to the community well worth the reputation. It’s not just code; it’s not just innovation; it’s a shift of mindset. This shift however …

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 4 is available

I love my car. It’s reliable, working well, fitting all my daily needs. I’m perfectly happy to keep it and to make the most out of this investment. For customers who are using SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and have a similar plan for their existing workloads as I have with my car, SUSE Linux Enterprise …

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 has Landed in the Public Cloud

As SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 rolled out the door and into the Public Cloud this marks our first service pack transitions since the formalization of the deprecation policy. With FCS (First Customer Ship) on July 14th and the Marketing announcement on July 16th we’ve hit the spot pretty well having all SLES 11 …

Application Certifications and the Public Cloud

Those following the Public Cloud scene and attending Public Cloud events such as the AWS Summit series may have noticed that the Public Cloud providers are slowly gearing up for what I deem to be phase 2 of the Public Cloud evolution. During phase 1 Public Cloud providers primarily focused on web applications by means …

To ARM! To ARM!

Here at SUSE we have a very long history of innovation. You can see some of those in the booth background we used for the super compute show last year. This history of innovation and leadership is extended today as we announce the expansion of our partner program to include SUSE Linux Enterprise for 64-bit …

Up to 400 Use Cases for SAP HANA on SUSE

SAP HANA is by far the most in-demand in-memory platform on the market. Browsing through the SAP website, I came across SAP’s list of public SAP HANA Use Cases. With up to 400 public use cases this document is a clear indicator how successful SAP HANA has been. For us at SUSE this also a …

Number ONE, Number ONE, and Number ONE …

Have you ever heard about the TOP500 supercomputer list? This project ranks and details the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world. The project was started in 1993 and publishes an updated list of the supercomputers twice a year. The first of these updates happens in summer during the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany, …