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What happened to kernel-xen?



By: mlatimer

November 21, 2016 8:33 am

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Score:5

Those of you in a Xen environment may have noticed a change with recent versions of openSUSE Tumbleweed, or the newly released SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 and openSUSE Leap 42.2. Whether you are looking at a Xen host (dom0), or a paravitual Xen guest (domU), the running kernel is now kernel-default. What happened …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Why Open Source is key to Software-Defined-Infrastructure

Sabine Seitz

By: Sabine Seitz

October 10, 2016 11:57 am

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Score:Unrated

IDC defines Software-Defined-Infrastructure as the concept to build and run an open and agile IT infrastructure environment in an automated manner. It is key to this concept that virtualized workloads can be automated, configured, consumed, migrated, scaled, and replicated independent of the underlying infrastructure (server, storage, and network). Very important is that the transformation to …

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Categories: OpenStack, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Storage, Virtualization

Tame IT with SUSE Manager and a Touch of Salt

Terri Schlosser

By: Terri Schlosser

August 11, 2016 10:25 am

Reads:2,278

Score:5

As customers look to transform their approach to infrastructure in order to capitalize on new innovations and data, they also face the challenges of increased complexity, costs and compliance.  SUSE Manager 3, the best-in-class open source infrastructure management solution, can help you to tame IT to reduce complexity, cost and ensure compliance.     Reserve your spot now to join Joachim …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

On our way to digital transformation

Sabine Seitz

By: Sabine Seitz

June 22, 2016 5:50 am

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Score:4

One of many aspects and drivers of digital transformation is the Internet of Things. Cisco claims that in 2020 there will be 3.4 connected devices per human being or 26.3 billion connected devices in total. For many years the Internet of Things has been a hype, but now we are seeing it maturing and with …

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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Storage, Virtualization

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:3,059

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

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:1,232

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:1,296

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

SAP HANA on vSphere? VMware recommends SLES.



By: frego

March 2, 2016 3:55 pm

Reads:2,843

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

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