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Hardware YES Certification with an installation kit or driver kit (also known as kISO)

Drew

By: Drew

June 21, 2017 4:05 pm

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An installation or driver kit from SUSE is simply a method to deliver the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise related drivers or other software in a packaged and supported bootable image. Installation kits can be used for any of the following reasons: To update storage drivers, which require very early loading in the installation and boot …

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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 Server for VMware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet: Mainframes Are Gaining Ground — Also Thanks to Linux

chabowski

By: chabowski

April 24, 2017 1:25 pm

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This article has originally been published in German at DataCenter Insider with the title “Wie wunderbar sind Mainframes – dank Linux“. A huge “Thank You” to chief editor Ulrike Ostler for the permission to publish the article in English at the SUSE blog. Despite all the prophecies of doom, mainframes have never really “gone out of fashion”, and their …

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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions

The Mainframe versus the Server Farm – A Comparison

chabowski

By: chabowski

April 24, 2017 6:49 am

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The following article has been contributed by Carla Schroder, Technical Writer at the SUSE Documentation Team. The original article has been published in German at DataCenter Insider. A big “Thank You” to chief editor Ulrike Ostler for the permission to publish the article in English at the SUSE blog.     Google, Facebook, and Twitter own giant …

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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 3 Beta 1 is available!

Vincent Moutoussamy

By: Vincent Moutoussamy

April 6, 2017 7:39 am

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As a quick recap, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 (SLE 12 SP2) was built to be an innovative Service Pack, and we took the opportunity to bring new shiny features like the jump to Linux kernel 4.4, GNOME 3.20, support for 64-bit ARMv8, and more. For more information please check out our Press release, and our Release notes for …

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Categories: Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Geo Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, openSUSE, Server, Server and Application Virtualization, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, Technical Solutions

How to Set Up Your “Castle in the Cloud” – SUSE OpenStack Cloud and IBM z Systems

chabowski

By: chabowski

March 29, 2017 6:09 am

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Yes, yes, and yes. Will say: Yes I am sure you are somehow familiar with our award-winning SUSE OpenStack Cloud product. It provides an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for your data center, with access to automated pools of IT resources to run applications. This gives you the flexibility to respond quickly and easily to new demands, providing the ideal …

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KVM and IBM z Systems: No Need to Niggle Thanks to New SUSE Best Practices

chabowski

By: chabowski

March 27, 2017 7:18 am

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Innovation is a key driver for SUSE, and our goal is to provide you with choice and flexibility. One technology where SUSE steadily invests – as a critical area of innovation – is virtualization. Over the past decade, SUSE has been a pioneer in helping to develop and commercialize enterprise virtualization technologies—especially the hypervisor. In …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Virtualization and SUSE KVM support on IBM z Systems and LinuxONE



By: Michael Friesenegger

March 1, 2017 12:01 am

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Score:5

SUSE has been contributing to KVM development and has included and supported KVM in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for many years. This is true for SLES for Intel based systems while KVM for IBM z Systems and LinuxONE has been an evolution to fully supported. SUSE has included a technical preview of KVM since …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Server and Application Virtualization, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Are YES CERTIFICATION bulletin Config Notes from “the Dark Side” of hardware compatibility?

Drew

By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm

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The easy answer is nope—no way! That comes from a person with years of YES CERTIFICATION experience, not some Rogue person who suddenly has their Force Awaken one day! Please read on, because “Fear is the path to the dark side” and “Hard to see, the Dark Side is!” In a previous, multi-part set of …

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Adapting for IBM LinuxONE

Jeff Reser

By: Jeff Reser

September 16, 2016 7:30 am

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Today’s global business climate is fundamentally changing the way we develop, deploy and manage applications and technologies – especially on the mainframe.  The challenges of managing and controlling technology in our evolving world include dealing with the coexistence of distributed and cloud environments, the growing complexity in a world striving for simplification, the expanding workloads …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Manager, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Studio, SUSECON, Technical Solutions

The Agile Penguinz – Unfurling OpenStack Sails

Jeff Reser

By: Jeff Reser

August 8, 2016 11:05 am

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When IBM introduced two “Linux-your-way” LinuxONE mainframes a year ago this month, as part of the z Systems family, there was a keen focus on solving DevOps challenges and smoothing over different mindsets within Development and IT Operations.  In particular, OpenStack has gained momentum as the de facto standard in provisioning and managing z/VM virtual …

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