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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

Drew

By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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Score:5

In a recent blog I discussed the transition from BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware from a hardware perspective. In this blog I’ll address the comparison from the operating system perspective. There is a definite overlap between each …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from a hardware perspective

Drew

By: Drew

April 25, 2016 8:58 am

Reads:356

Score:4.86

For the past several years, x86 hardware systems (including desktops, laptops, workstations and servers) have been transitioning from BIOS-based (Basic Input Output System-based) to UEFI-based (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface-based) firmware interfaces. This firmware interface is usually just called “system firmware.” It is the initial code that recognizes the hardware components in the system and initializes …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

YES Search: The way to all information…well, about certified hardware anyway

Drew

By: Drew

February 25, 2016 2:15 pm

Reads:1,146

Score:5

Where can you find the certification bulletins for more than 47,200 servers, workstations and other hardware components? How can you determine whether your company’s specific hardware is YES Certified with the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise release? Where can you find the specific hardware configuration for the certified server you are planning to buy and deploy …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

YES tanúsítvány: garancia a tökéletes működésre

Zsolt Hargitai

By: Zsolt Hargitai

September 18, 2015 6:08 am

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Score:Unrated

Egyetlen kompatibilitási hiba komoly terveket és számításokat húzhat keresztül, ezért új hardverek és szoftverek beszerzése előtt érdemes tájékozódni arról, hogy az új megoldás mennyire illeszkedik majd a meglévő infrastruktúrába. A SUSE egy olyan tanúsítvánnyal igyekszik megkönnyíteni a választást, amelynek kibocsátását komoly, átfogó tesztelés előzi meg. Ez a SUSE YES tanúsítvány programja. A programban részt vevő …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Hungarian, Technical Solutions

New processors before the next SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Pack – YES to the rescue!

Drew

By: Drew

August 24, 2015 7:56 am

Reads:1,544

Score:5

New x86 server processor technology is currently released on roughly a 12-to-15 month schedule. That means that approximately every 18 months there is a major x86-architecture update available from server vendors. Variants of these major processor updates, with different feature sets and/or speeds, are also released in-between the 12-to-15 month release cycle. Desktop and laptop …

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Jetpacks and VDI on OpenStack: One of these is ready now.



By: frego

August 4, 2015 10:50 am

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Score:Unrated

Remember those old sci-fi movies in the 1960’s where spies were flying around in jet packs and cars zipped through the air? The future seemed so cool back then, but 50 years later we’re still stuck in traffic during rush hour.

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Desktop, OpenStack, SUSE Cloud, SUSECon, Technical Solutions

Full power management compatibility can save you money

Drew

By: Drew

July 24, 2015 11:15 am

Reads:1,925

Score:Unrated

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: specific tests in SUSE YES Certification which are not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the power management features in SUSE Linux Enterprise that are tested on hardware during certification. Through YES Certification the …

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Customer success story: Docker with SUSE

George Shi

By: George Shi

May 26, 2015 9:40 am

Reads:2,366

Score:5

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 includes many new tools and features to improve the operational efficiency for enterprises. Docker is one of them. Docker offers benefits such as an efficient development cycle and a lightweight containerization model. As a new technology, Docker is evolving, but even today, it’s producing concrete results. Check out how STIA, …

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Does Kdump work on your hardware?

Drew

By: Drew

April 30, 2015 10:21 am

Reads:1,876

Score:Unrated

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: specific tests in SUSE YES Certification which are not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the capture of Kdump memory images and how hardware is validated for crashkernel capture functionality during certification. Through YES …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

OS Install-the first YES Certification test

Drew

By: Drew

March 30, 2015 10:35 am

Reads:1,147

Score:5

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. This may seem …

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