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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 (the one right below this one, on the previous …/communities/blog/ page) 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:260

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

Virtualizing Windows Made Fast and Easy

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

April 20, 2016 1:38 am

Reads:399

Score:5

Shortly after our latest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 at the end of last year, we also released the accompanying paravirtualized Windows drivers. They are bundled together in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack. We have always worked with our partners to ensure that SUSE’s implementation of the KVM and …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Really Time for the New SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension Documentation

chabowski

By: chabowski

April 11, 2016 7:04 am

Reads:501

Score:5

Have you ever realized how productive the Documentation team is? Not long ago I posted blogs about the new documentation for SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. But this is not the only product documentation the team has published during the past weeks. Many of today’s largest high-profile organizations rely …

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

SUSE Linux Support in Lenovo XClarity Drives Data Center Efficiency



By: mfriesenegger

March 28, 2016 7:05 am

Reads:1,134

Score:5

If you’re like most companies, you have standards. In the data center, these standards translate to consistency for your servers, networking, storage and operating system images, and help enable the use of value-added tools for deployment, monitoring and management of the infrastructure. For this reason, it’s important that the tools you use support your standards …

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Ready for a Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications?

chabowski

By: chabowski

March 24, 2016 5:45 am

Reads:743

Score:Unrated

Having just spoken about SUSE OpenStack Cloud in one of my last blogs, I really don’t want to miss pointing you to another important product recently launched: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, which is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1. This latest release features many new capabilities for efficiently deploying and managing …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions

Three astonishing things I learned during my first eight weeks in the amazing and _Sensational SUSE Documentation Team_

chabowski

By: chabowski

March 14, 2016 6:21 am

Reads:1,344

Score:5

You might or might not have heard it yet: I just moved from Marketing to R&D because I was offered an appealing new role in the _Sensational SUSE Documentation team_ (this is how our team lead Markus Feilner calls the team since his first day at SUSE). I started my new journey about eight weeks …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, OpenStack, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SUSE Manager, SUSE Storage, Technical Solutions

SAP HANA on vSphere? VMware recommends SLES.



By: frego

March 2, 2016 3:55 pm

Reads:1,187

Score:5

VMware recommends deploying SAP HANA on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications in their best practices guide for SAP HANA on vSphere. Let’s take a quick step back and talk about what’s driving this. The “software-defined” movement has taken over IT. In a software defined data center (SDDC), all the infrastructure is virtualized and delivered “as-a-service.” …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Virtualization

Mindent a jövő adatközpontjáról egyetlen nap alatt (rendezvényajánló)

Zsolt Hargitai

By: Zsolt Hargitai

February 29, 2016 5:19 am

Reads:69

Score:Unrated

Biztosan mindenki ismeri a klasszikus viccet az egyetemistáról, akitől megkérdezik, mennyi idő alatt tudna megtanulni japánul, mire ő ijedten visszakérdez: Miért, hány nap múlva van a zh? Egy idegen nyelv tanulásához hasonlóan ahhoz is rengeteg idő és energia szükséges, ha valaki folyamatosan követni akarja a technológiai fejlődéshez és a vállalati informatika kihívásaihoz kapcsolódó aktualitásokat. Mivel mindenkinek …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Events, Hungarian, Integrated Systems, OpenStack, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, Technical Solutions

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

Drew

By: Drew

February 25, 2016 2:15 pm

Reads:1,108

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

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