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.

Even in a commodity hardware world certification is crucial

Is hardware certification important in the world of evolving “commodity” servers and desktops?  Should you care if your SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop installation is on SUSE YES Certified hardware? The correct answers are YES and definitely YES!

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server – Your best Choice for Linux on VMware

On June 25, 2014, VMware announced the End of Availability (EoA) of their SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware offering. This announcement does not affect the strong partnership between SUSE and VMware, and in fact, SUSE and VMware are very closely aligned on building joint solutions.

Show Us Your Downtime Face

The moment that you found out your server went offline… what face did you make? Take a picture of that face, post it, and you could win the most amazing contest (*) ever to grace this humble Internet of ours:  “Show Us Your Downtime Face”

Welcome Docker to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Docker is built on top of Linux Containers with the aim of providing an easy way to deploy and manage applications. It packages the application including its dependencies in a container, which then runs like  a virtual machine.

What the Beatles have to say about VMware-SUSE-SAP Solutions

Sometimes a song can provide the perfect commentary on life and even on business. Consider the Beatles 1967 song “Getting Better.” Go ahead, sing with me: “I have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time.”

Take a Free Spin with SUSE on Amazon EC2

Amazon Web Services (AWS) free usage tier offers up SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, running in Amazon EC2, for free.  It’s not unlimited – but they give us quite a bit more than a little taste.  750 hours.  Per month.  For a year.  For free.

A Record-Breaking Benchmark

Our excitement this week is about the record-breaking results the HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA achieved running the SPECjbb2013 benchmark. The Converged System results are about 210% better than the previous record holder. 

Where’s The Chameleon?

Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, for the most epic contest to ever grace the Internet: “Where’s the Chameleon?”.

SAP Appliances and Linux Support on Azure Have One Thing in Common – SUSE

Only SUSE is providing Linux technical support for Microsoft Azure customers. And only SUSE provides the operating platform for SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) running on Microsoft Azure.

Deploy and Manage Hadoop Using SUSE Manager

SUSE has developed a new reference guide that provides detailed instructions on how to deploy Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop (CDH) onto SUSE Linux Enterprise Server using SUSE Manager.

Add a Printer/Scanner In OpenSUSE

In SUSE which is more of an enterprise operating system like RedHat, installing a printer might not be as straight forward as it is in an Ubuntu derivative. The following tutorial will show you how to install and configure an printer in OpenSUSE.

What Do SAP Experts Do to Ensure Availability?

Does the longstanding relationship between SAP and SUSE make a difference to partners and their customers? Ask oxYa, a leader in SAP technical services and hosting solutions with over 170,000 SAP users in France and across the globe. 

SUSE Rules the Stack. By a mile.

Who managed to get a complete OpenStack installation setup and running faster than any man, woman or child on the planet?  That honor goes to SUSE’s own Dirk Mueller.

Fail-Safe Operation of SAP HANA: SUSE Extends Its High-Availability Solution

AP customers invest in SAP HANA is the conclusion reached by a recent market study carried out by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC). In Germany alone, half of companies expect SAP HANA to become the dominant database platform in the SAP environment. 

SUSE makes the right technology choices. And we can do the math!

SUSE is a technology leader. And the cool thing about it is that we don’t have to make the point ourselves. Our competitors are doing it for us over and over again.