SUSE Communities


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.


PartnerNet: cool tool but how do I get in?

This summer I guided several of our new partners through the PartnerNet registration process and could see that it is quite a hurdle to finish registration. Now I want to give you a short introduction to that process and make clear that it is a 2-step process.

Compiling the Linux Kernel, the SUSE way

The new Linux kernel — 3.11 — has been released.  Here’s how you can compile the new kernel manually — SUSE style.

OpenStack in the Enterprise

I must say that I respectfully disagree with VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger on whether OpenStack will catch on in the enterprise. While he believes it won’t get traction in the near future, I believe quite the contrary and I’ll try to outline a few of the reasons.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP3 now available

The latest innovations in Real Time Linux enable the high resolution timing and precise system scheduling. The predictability and precision are critical to certain workloads such as manufacturing process control, telecom and high-speed transaction in financial services.

High-Availability SAP Training Now Available

The SUSE and SAP partnership has yielded some excellent results, not the least of which has been the great training opportunities we have been able to share.

SUSE and Market Leadership

When one thinks of market leaders in a space, it often comes down to economics or units shipped. While important, it does not always tell the full story.

LJDT: LDAP Data and Schema Comparisons

Have you ever wanted to compare data between eDirectory trees, or schema between servers, or objects between entirely different directories (OpenLDAP and eDirectory, for example)? It should be possible, of course, as both systems are accessible via LDAP. Still, how does one go about doing this kind of comparison? Well, because you are running on the right server or workstation, Linux Just Does That.

On The Path To Customer Success

Attending a partner’s sales event is always a rewarding experience, even if it’s not always 100% positive.

IBM On SUSE Gives SAP Users Fantastic TCO

Deploying enterprise software in any environment is a critical and potentially costly exercise, one that you want to make sure you get right the first time. But time marches on, and the inevitable upgrade has to be done.

OpenStack Turns 3–Wait, Already?

Tomorrow is a big party day for our colleagues over at OpenStack, as they celebrate their third birthday at OSCON. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by.

SUSE Cloud 2.0 Beta Delivers, Well, Cloud

This is some big news: today, SUSE is launching the beta for SUSE Cloud 2.0, the cutting-edge of what’s possible for OpenStack. Based on OpenStack Grizzly, SUSE Cloud 2.0 features enhanced installation and management, more hypervisor support options, and hardened technology from OpenStack projects for networking and storage.

Why You Should Be Using SLES 11 SP3

When it comes to change, most IT shops and OEMs would prefer not to make a jump to a recent OS update until they absolutely must. I understand, I’ve been there and done that. Understanding the aversion, I am still encouraging every partner (end user, IHV or OEM) to make the jump to SLES 11 SP3.

Enterprise Linux Everywhere: SAP HANA, ERP, Database, Mobile, and Cloud

Since the first release of Linux kernel in October 1991 by Linus Torvalds, happy coincidence and hard work of people projected this UNIX-like computer operating system to incredible market positions. Linux today is present in: Mobile devices, thanks to Android (using Linux kernel) , where 400 million Android devices activated in 2012…

Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 11 SP3

As with most Linux distributions, SLED’s out of the box multimedia capability is somewhat limited in terms of codec support. It has support for MP3, the OGG family and some others, but it doesn’t have support for commonly used codecs such as H264 and AAC and those required for DVD playback…

Blowing the I/O Performance Doors Off with KVM and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

There’s a new breakthrough technology available as a Technology Preview in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack3 (SP3). It’s called “virtio-blk-data-plane”—and you’ve probably never heard of it. But it deserves a fanfare because it gives KVM the ability to handle unprecedented storage I/O rates more than 50% higher than its competition…