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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

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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

Eight easy steps to SUSE Manager 3: With JeOS!



By: joachimwerner

April 22, 2016 3:53 pm

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Score:5

In the title of my post about what’s new in SUSE Manager 3 I implied that the new release was “sweet and salty”. Now, the “salty” part is easy, because SUSE Manager 3 comes with Salt included. But why “sweet”? Because I suggest taking some JeOS (pronounce “juice”) with your Manager 3. 😉 You may …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Subscription Management Tool, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, Technical Solutions

SUSE Manager 3: Sweet and Salty!



By: joachimwerner

April 21, 2016 1:49 pm

Reads:1,223

Score:5

SUSE Manager 3 empowers your IT, now with “a touch of Salt” Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett has already told the story of how we ended up integrating Salt into SUSE Manager. Now let me explain some of the highlights. Integrating Salt into SUSE Manager is by far the most important change. Using Salt-based configuration management, customers …

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Categories: Announcements, Expert Views, News, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Virtualizing Windows Made Fast and Easy

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

April 20, 2016 1:38 am

Reads:470

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

We are ready for Mitaka!



By: psalunke

April 6, 2016 11:30 am

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As we are eagerly waiting for OpenStack Mitaka release our developers from SUSE have some exciting news! Every six months, there is an OpenStack release, this time it’s Mitaka as the entire OpenStack community prepares for Newton (next release), the rest of the developers are wrapping up for Mitaka. So are we at SUSE! Our …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, OpenStack, openSUSE, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions

SUSE Linux Support in Lenovo XClarity Drives Data Center Efficiency



By: mfriesenegger

March 28, 2016 7:05 am

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Score:4.5

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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Categories: Alliance Partners, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

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



By: rjschwei

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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Categories: Cloud Computing, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, 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:1,403

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

Mindent a jövő adatközpontjáról egyetlen nap alatt (rendezvényajánló)

Zsolt Hargitai

By: Zsolt Hargitai

February 29, 2016 5:19 am

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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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