SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Beta 1 is available!

By: Frederic Crozat

October 27, 2017 8:11 am





We are happy to announce our first beta release for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 for:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES),
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED),
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension (SLE-WE),
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availablility (SLE-HA)

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Beta will be our new major release designed for IT Transformation! SLE 15 is developed with both “Traditional Infrastructure” and “Software-Defined Infrastructure” in mind, thus significant and major changes from the previous SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 are made to address both world in the more elegant and simpler way.

5 key objectives for SLE 15

  • Address traditional & containerized infrastructure and provide a common code base for traditional and agile data center.
  • Install all SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 products starting from a single medium.
  • Hassle-free use of modules & extensions and easily search, install, and use packages across the SUSE universe.
  • Multiple architectures and deployment scenarios available on:  X86_64, Power LE, System z, ARM64, for physical, virtual, host and guest, and cloud.
  • Compliance & Secure Development, Be compliant to regulations, built using a secure development model.

Interested in beta testing SLE 15? Please subscribe to our
 sle-beta mailing list  and visit our dedicated SLE 15 beta web page.

We are thankful for your support in trying out our beta products and we welcome your feedback.

We will of course post more updates about our SUSE Beta Program via blog posts, announcement in our beta mailing lists, and dedicated web pages.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else in the SUSE Blog, this content is definitely not supported by SUSE (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).  It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.


  1. By:dylantaylor92

    I’d LOVE to see this shipped with Linux kernel 4.16 or 4.15. There are substantial improvements in the display stack in the pipeline, and using 4.16 (or 4.15 if 4.16 is not available yet) would GREATLY improve hardware enablement on your platform.

    • By:fcrozat

      Do not think only about version number for kernel with SLE. Kernels shipped in SLE products contains a lot of backport for hardware enablement from more recent upstream kernel version. You won’t get just a bare 4.12 kernel !

  2. By:darrenjthompson

    Is it an invitation only Beta or a Public Beta?
    I found download link ( for base system but could not find download for HA for example.

    • By:Frederic Crozat

      Please have a look at the installation guide for SLES (linked on the Beta page), you will see how to access HA Module. It is no longer in a separate iso image. And of course, HA is part of the Public Beta program for SLE15 !