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Machinery 1.5 with System z and Power Support, Red Hat Inspection Fixes, Skipping Files

Alfred complained to the machinery team that he could not run machinery on System z and Power systems and run into a few issues with the Red Hat inspection. The machinery team has now released for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 an update of the “Advanced Systems Management” module and made the module available for all …

Broadview Networks and SUSE: a Geo Redundancy Solution for Regional Disasters

When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City in 2012, the basement of Broadview Networks, a telecom and data services provider, was completely under water. But the company itself wasn’t. In fact, it was on perfect uptime thanks to diesel-powered generators, despite the citywide loss of power that caught so many New York-based companies off guard. …

Compliance and Security for Public Cloud

For many organizations, compliance and security is perennially among the IT department’s top priorities. And with the acceleration of enterprise application migration to the cloud, keeping those applications and the associated data secure is an even more complex challenge. Sadly, most organizations according to David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, will default to the …

YES validates OS install on certified systems

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.

SUSE Enterprise Storage – Product of the Year

SUSE Enterprise Storage — having only been launched just a little over one month ago — just picked up two awards at this year’s Network Computing Awards in London: “Storage Product of the Year” and “Product of the Year”. “To us SUSE has always been at the forefront of innovation, and their product offerings have always stood head …

openQA: open source testing framework for openSUSE, SUSE and – as of late – Red Hat

openQA – the fully automated open source testing framework – is used quite heavily by the openSUSE community, and has replaced manual testing almost completely. The openSUSE community relies on openQA for GUI application testing on the one hand and bootloader and kernel testing on the other. SUSE is not going to such an extent …

Demystifying Private Cloud Networking with SUSE and Infoblox – Join the Webinar

OpenStack provides a number of great benefits for customers looking to stand up an open and agile cloud environment. SUSE OpenStack Cloud is an enterprise OpenStack distribution that rapidly deploys and easily manages highly available, mixed hypervisor IaaS Clouds. SUSE works with technology partners that provide additional value around performance, provisioning and cost of deploying…

Build a SUSE OpenStack Cloud 4 lab on AWS or GCE with Ravello Systems

SUSE Cloud 4 is powered by OpenStack, the leading community driven, open source, cloud infrastructure project, and packaged with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3. The product is fully integrated with SUSE maintenance and support infrastructure. It is an ideal solution for customers looking to deploy a cloud with enterprise levels of stability and support. …

The 2015 Leap Second: What You Should Know

Keeping time is a tricky business — especially when we’re talking about keeping time at a high precision level. Every so often our clocks, which tend to follow Coordinated Universal Time, get a little out of sync with the Mean Solar Time. When this happens, we Earthlings utilize a rather ingenious concept we call a …

Machinery 1.4 released with Red Hat inspection

Modern data centers – like the one our sysadmin Alfred is working in – have many different operating systems on different architectures to administrate. With the release of Machinery 1.4.0, Alfred is now able to inspect many more systems in his data center. The Machinery team is happy to announce the release of Machinery 1.4.0. Machinery is a systems management toolkit for Linux…

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 …

Modules: Bridging the gap between Turtle and Hare

In the IT industry we collectively suffer from a severe case of bipolar disorder. On the one hand “we want stability and no changes” on the other hand “we want new features and innovation now.” These extremes provide ample ground for debate, models for distribution life cycles, and last but not least opportunities to come …

SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 3

This is the third 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 hardware purchases. Last time, we covered the following information in the …

The GHOST Vulnerability: What to know

On January 27th, security researchers announced the discovery of a potential security vulnerability that has been nicknamed “GHOST“. In short, GHOST takes advantage of an earlier version of glibc that could allow an attacker to cause a buffer overflow, allowing the execution of arbitrary code. This vulnerability is not present in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server …