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SLES 12 SP2 Beta and openQA: status of QA Automation



By: Marita Werner

May 27, 2016 7:01 am

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Score:5

In Mid May we have reached the Beta phase of SLES 12 SP2 so I would like to look back a little bit and see what we have achieved in SUSE QA Automation with openQA. In 2014 the SUSE QA department has jumped on the openQA train, started with openSUSE much earlier, to fullfill the …

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Categories: Expert Views, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Solar storms and how SUSE High Performance Computing can save us

Jeff Reser

By: Jeff Reser

May 26, 2016 1:07 pm

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Score:5

Yes, I guess that is a rather ominous sounding title for my first post as a SUSE employee.  But, let me explain – this is not only true, but fascinating (to me, anyway).  Solar activity intensifies on a cycle of 11 years (don’t ask me why) and at the moment we are in a slow …

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Categories: Expert Views, Technical Solutions

32-bit applications on SLES 12? Yes!

KTate

By: KTate

May 10, 2016 1:15 pm

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Score:5

SUSE’s ISV team has received several questions from partners in the past few months about whether they can deliver and support their 32-bit applications on SLES 12. Our response to them is “Yes, you can!” The process may be a little unexpected, but it works. Our long-standing partner, Scalix, a provider of innovative email and …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions

Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About OpenStack…..



By: frego

May 10, 2016 10:47 am

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Score:5

Another OpenStack Summit is in the books, and wow, was this one busy! 7500 people in Austin – 100x growth from the first summit held there only 5 years ago. And if you still have questions about whether OpenStack is ready for mission critical workloads, check out these keynotes by SAP, AT&T, Volkswagen, Time Warner Cable and others. …

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Categories: OpenStack, Technical Solutions

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:1,245

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

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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:646

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

Focus on SDN: SUSE and Midokura



By: frego

April 11, 2016 4:01 pm

Reads:730

Score:5

SUSE and Midokura, a global leader in software defined networking, have formed a partnership around OpenStack that’s already paying dividends in the form of customer adoption. For a quick overview of how we work together, check out this new SUSE-Midokura solution brief. The software-defined movement is transforming the way that enterprises think about their IT operation. …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, OpenStack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

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