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.


SUSE Goes Distributed Storage

In his SUSECon keynote this morning Nils Brauckmann broke the news: SUSE is entering the distributed storage market.

SolidDriver Makes Hardware One Less Thing To Worry About

SUSE Linux Enterprise customers can deploy with confidence the third-party Linux kernel drivers they need through the SUSE SolidDriver program, which makes sure standards to ensure kernel drivers are verified as compatible and supported.

LJDT: KVM, Snapshots, and Disk Resizing

Have you ever wanted to resize a disk in a VM and wondered how insanely painful that would be?   In fact, it turns out that Linux Just Does That.

CoolTool: Forensic analysis of patchlevel in a supportconfig

Do you ever get exposed to supportconfig files from servers that do not have access to update repositories? Or do you find it difficult to relate to patch numbers of updates (not) installed in updates.txt of a supportconfig? How do you easily find out if there are pending updates available from SUSE/Novell to be installed on the system to make it up to date? Here’s a new tool that can help.

Consol Glass South Africa and SUSE – A Customer Success Story

Consol is the largest glass manufacturer in Africa, its list of blue-chip customers include South African and international companies that operate and demand world-class service. Consol benchmarks itself against international best practice for all.

The National Library of South Africa and SUSE

In a pioneering project, the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) has successfully migrated its entire estate of desktop PCs from Microsoft Windows to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. By adopting Linux and OpenOffice.org, NLSA saved R 5.5 million in software licensing costs and gained a more robust and secure working environment.

Business Connexion and SUSE – A Customer Success Story

Business Connexion deployed SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for System z to run a new monitoring solution for clients. The ability to run multiple virtual servers side-by-side on a single mainframe processor ensures low software costs for the solution, enabling Business Connexion to offer a powerful solution at a highly competitive price.

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.