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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.

CoolTool: Installing VMware Tools the easy way – OSP

This tool from MrLinux lets you install VMware tools very easily using online repos from

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and IBM POWER8

When released, the enterprise-class SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 will be optimized for the IBM POWER8 architecture running in little-endian mode. Let’s take a look at how little-endian mode will remove a portability barrier for the software application vendors that started out on the x86 and x86-64 platforms and who will now be able to more easily move to the Power platform.

The Big Data Channel is Open for Crossing

Here are a few ways SUSE and our partners are collaborating to deliver real-world optimized solutions today.

CoolTool: openSUSE 13.1 with kernel 3.14 and NVIDIA

This patch provides the necessary bits required for NVIDIA Drivers to compile and run on kernel 3.14.

CoolTool: VMware Workstation 10.01 and kernel 3.14 patch

This patch provides the necessary bits required for VMware Workstation 10.0.x to compile and run on kernel 3.14.

Troubleshooting SLES VM Memory Issues

This document describes how to troubleshoot SLES Virtual Machine’s memory issues quickly to get ahead of problems and avoid bigger issues.

Best Practices for Deploying Hadoop on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

If you’re an IT architect who is responsible for scoping, planning and executing the deployment of a Hadoop cluster, or a system administrator charged with maintaining, operating and possibly extending existing Hadoop clusters, download this paper now to gain some valuable insight into maximizing the performance of your Hadoop cluster on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Updated: SUSE Cloud 3 Admin Appliance 1.1.0 available

Continuing in our efforts to create SUSE Cloud 3 Admin Appliance into a quick and easy way to deploy OpenStack, we have reached version 1.1.0. You can download the Standard or Embedded version

OpenStack Icehouse – Cool for Enterprises

OpenStack Icehouse has arrived with spring, but this ninth release of the leading open source project for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds won’t melt under user demands…. OpenStack is the heart of SUSE Cloud and work on integrating Icehouse has already begun in preparation for our next release in early summer.

SUSE Manager 2.1―Preview and Release Date

SUSE is updating its Linux systems management platform SUSE® Manager. The next version, SUSE Manager 2.1, is based on the open source project Spacewalk 2.1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3.

Running Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate!) on SUSE SLE11 and openSUSE 13.1

Having trouble getting Blackboard Collaborate to work? You might be having problems with Application Sharing, among other things. Here are a few scripts that will allow Blackboard to run properly either with Oracle Sun Java 1.7 or with openJDK Java.

Take the OpenStack User Survey and Change the (OpenStack) World

Many organizations are taking advantage of OpenStack services to deliver IT resources faster to the line of business. If you are an operator or consumer of OpenStack services at one of these organizations the OpenStack Foundation would like to hear from you.

How to create user administrator in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

This document describes how to configure the /etc/sudoers file in order to create users with root privileges.

Using sapconf to prepare a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to run SAP systems

Need to prepare your SUSE Linux Enterprise Server installation to run SAP products like SAP Netweaver, SAP BW, etc.? Come learn how the sapconf package can automate a lot of the parameter configuration tasks outlined in the SAP installation guides. From calculating and setting Linux kernel parameters, to setting process resource limits, sapconf can save you considerable time, and help you avoid the errors that come from manual entry.

SUSE Cloud 3 Admin Appliance

This is version 1.0.1 of the SUSE Cloud 3 Admin Appliance and we have reached a stable version.