openQA: open source testing framework for openSUSE, SUSE and – as of late – Red Hat

By: Marita Werner

March 23, 2015 3:00 am



openQA – the fully automated open source testing framework – is used extensively by the openSUSE community, and has replaced manual testing almost completely. The openSUSE community relies on openQA for everything from GUI application testing to bootloader and kernel testing. SUSE is adopting openQA as an integral tool for SLES automated validation testing, alongside …

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Categories: Expert Views, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Machinery 1.4 released with Red Hat inspection

By: Andreas Jaeger

February 19, 2015 5:46 am



Modern data centers – like the one our sysadmin Alfred is working in – have many different operating systems on different architectures to administrate. With the release of Machinery 1.4.0, Alfred is now able to inspect many more systems in his data center. The Machinery team is happy to announce the release of Machinery 1.4.0. Machinery is a systems management toolkit for Linux…

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Join SUSE at the Southern California Linux Expo

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By: Bryan Lunduke

January 25, 2015 3:42 pm



SUSE is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Southern California Linux Expo (aka “SCALE”) — taking place February 19th through 22nd in Los Angeles, California. Swing by the SUSE booth to say “hi”, in between sessions from members of the SUSE team, including as Peter Linnell (who is also a member of the openSUSE Community board) …

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Categories: Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Events, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise

LJDT: DOSBox and Game Emulation for Fun

By: ab

January 9, 2015 11:36 am



The majority of this series has been very practical, because most of the time I am a dreadful bore and focus on things that are very practical. Want to predictably modify a config file on ten thousand boxes without leaving your computer or manually wasting weeks of your life? Done. Want to read multi-GB files …

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Categories: Desktop, Free Tools, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Advanced Systems Management: Introducing Machinery as tool for System Analysis

By: cschum

November 20, 2014 8:04 am



System Analysis is part of many use cases you face as administrator in the data center. You need it for documenting system setups, for validating correct operation of systems management tools, as part of compliance requirements, or as a way to consolidate grown infrastructures. You also need it as part of more complex work flows, …

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The POODLE weakness in the SSL protocol (CVE-2014-3566)


By: mge1512

October 15, 2014 9:17 am



Your immediate action is required In short: The POODLE attack to the SSL 3.0 protocol, published last night ( requires server and desktop administrators and desktop users to carefully review their security protocol settings in packages such as HTTP Servers (such as Apache, Tomcat), SMTP Servers (such as Postfix), IMAP Servers, … as well as …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

SLES: Avoiding automatic restart of services when installing updates


By: jmozdzen

September 10, 2014 9:46 am



To my experience, only very rarely a SLES or openSUSE update RPM will try to restart the service it is updating. But if it does, and you were preparing a production server for the maintenance window by installing updated files prior to the actual scheduled time (which you shouldn’t, but does work most of the …

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Categories: openSUSE, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions

openSUSE 13.1 with kernel 3.14 and NVIDIA


By: cseader

April 23, 2014 8:42 am



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

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


By: cseader

April 15, 2014 10:17 am



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.

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Categories: Free Tools, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

SC13 is going FAST


By: davidbyte

November 19, 2013 10:06 pm



We just put the wraps on day two of SC13 here in Denver.  Heading into the next 2 days, we still have a tremendous amount of information to deliver in our booth (#301) and in meetings.  We have already had great mini-theater presentations from partners like Solarflare, SGI and Bright Computing and a great panel …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Events, Free Tools, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server