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About rjschwei

As a member of the ISV Engineering team at SUSE I lead the Public Cloud effort as Public Cloud Architect. I work closely with our Public Cloud Partners, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. The Public Cloud team is responsible for SUSE published images in the various cloud frameworks as well as the implementation and maintenance of the SUSE operated update infrastructure for on demand images in the Public Cloud. I addition to the work with respect to Public Cloud I contribute to the KIWI project, openSUSE, and am an active member of the LSB work group. From early 2013 through early 2016 I had the privilege of serving on the openSUSE Board as an elected member.

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New Features for AWS Image Uploading

rjschwei

May 4, 2016 7:13 am

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A while back we introduced utilities to help with image management in AWS EC2. Especially uploading a custom image is not necessarily something you’d do in a minute on the spur of the moment and thus the ec2uploadimg can come in handy. Some people agree and have picked up the tool only to find that a …

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Back to normal – Azure US East

rjschwei

April 27, 2016 3:22 pm

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Well, I am happy to report that we are back to normal operation in the Azure US East region as of Wednesday April 27 1:46 A.M. EST. Late last week Azure had network issues and a storage service outage in the US East region…

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Azure Stack

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April 7, 2016 8:23 am

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Azure Stack is the Private Cloud implementation of Azure. Azure Stack includes hybrid cloud functionality and enables the delivery of Cloud services based on Microsoft technology in a private data center. As of today a pre-built SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 image is available for download.

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Using SUSE Linux Enterprise On Demand In An AWS VPC Setup

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April 4, 2016 12:08 pm

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At long last a more or less comprehensive look at different scenarios of using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on demand images in an AWS EC2 VPC setup. Let’s get the easy, for me, part out of the way. If you route all your traffic across a direct link or via VPN tunnel from EC2 through your …

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Potential update interruptions for SLES instances in Azure between March 25 and March 27, 2016

rjschwei

March 18, 2016 2:27 pm

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Starting Friday March 25, 2016 Azure will enter a 2 day rolling maintenance period that might effect the availability of updates, i.e. “zypper up” may fail, for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and 11 (and all service packs) on demand running instances and may effect the automatic registration of newly launched on demand instances to the …

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2 Months Warning: Amazon EC2 Old Update Infrastructure Is Approaching EOL

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March 17, 2016 7:57 am

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If grep -l smt-ec2.susecloud.net /etc/zypp/repos.d/* on all your running on demand instances in Amazon EC2 returns something you can be done reading, thanks for visiting. The information that follows does not effect you in any way. However, if you still have on demand instances that produce no output when the above grep is used then …

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SLES 12 SP1 for SAP Applications (BYOS) has landed in Amazon EC2

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March 8, 2016 11:31 am

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A little while ago, on February 23rd to be exact, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications based on SLES 12 SP1 was announced. Unfortunately due to a packaging snafu that only effected the release on AWS we were not able to release updated Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) images in AWS EC2 at that time. This has …

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Upgrading your running on demand instances in the Public Cloud

rjschwei

January 13, 2016 2:45 pm

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On December 15, 2015 was First Customer Ship (FCS) date for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 and images were published in AWS EC2, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure. With this release the transition phase for SLES 12 images/instances has started. One of the features of SLES 12 SP1 is that it provides an upgrade path from …

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Comparing 2 Systems Using Machinery

rjschwei

January 11, 2016 11:26 am

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Recently I was faced with a bit of a predicament where the ability of comparing two systems had the potential of providing needed insights into a problem I was encountering. Well, what better way to do this than to dig into the SUSE toolbox and reach for the machinery tool, read the documentation, get my …

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Moving forward – Appliances in a new light

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October 30, 2015 4:02 pm

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Let’s get on the way back train again for a minute or two, and before I get started let me include a disclaimer; The following includes semi-technical marketing information as a prelude to discussing technical solutions. I will try and keep the marketing speak to a minimum. Anyway, back to the way back train. Way …

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