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Live Patching superhero doesn’t reboot from Stack Clash

Raj Meel

By: Raj Meel

July 11, 2017 11:51 am

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If you were staying up late to patch your servers when the Stack Clash vulnerability recently showed up then you are not alone. However, you could join the select club of super savvy admin superheroes who didn’t have to shut down systems to patch Stack Clash. Stack Clash can be patched without bringing down your …

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Categories: IT Infrastructure Management, Mission-Critical Computing, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, SUSE News

Upstream Live Patching — Are We There Yet?

Miroslav Beneš

By: Miroslav Beneš

May 29, 2017 2:34 pm

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Score:4.67

Year 2014. SUSE and Red Hat submit their live patching solutions to upstream — kGraft and kpatch. A discussion between developers on a common implementation takes place at Linux Plumbers conference in Dusseldorf. Year 2015. Linus Torvalds merges their effort to the mainline kernel. The version number of the kernel is promoted to 4.0 (well, …

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Keep your SAP systems rolling with SUSE Live Patching

Michael Tabron

By: Michael Tabron

April 27, 2017 3:25 pm

Reads:1,063

Score:5

I recently saw a Facebook post showing a motorized toy train on a wooden track made up of four interlocking arcs that formed a semi-circle. Over the track was a robotic arm that repeatedly assessed the location of the train and then moved a section of the track in front of it. The train ran …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions

Live Patching – Recent Security Updates

Hannes Kühnemund

By: Hannes Kühnemund

March 27, 2017 2:59 pm

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Score:4.67

This is supposed to be the first blog in the blog series on the topic of “rebootless” Linux kernel live patching, achieved with SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching. And before I have a chance to get you hooked, you are about to hit the back button of your browser, because (history has told you) a …

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3 Ways to Keep Those Pesky SAP Users Happy

Michael Tabron

By: Michael Tabron

September 14, 2016 12:59 pm

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Score:5

Are there any SAP application users here? Good, let’s talk about these people! I’m mean they are demanding, aren’t they? Line of business people seem to think that SAP systems should be available to them any time they want to access them.  They don’t care at all that these systems might occasionally need a security …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions

Band-Aids fix everything

Carrie McInelly

By: Carrie McInelly

August 17, 2016 7:35 am

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At least that’s what my five year old daughter thinks. She’s taken up the role of resident doctor in our household and takes her job very seriously. Bump or bruise – she’s waiting in the wings with an ice pack. Scratch or cut – she has a Band-Aid ready (usually before you). In her opinion, …

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SUSE and SAP highlights from SAPPHIRE NOW

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

May 18, 2016 9:30 am

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This has been a rather exciting week in the world of SUSE and SAP. With SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference in full swing, accompanied by oodles of announcements, now seems like a good time for a quick re-cap on all of the SUSE & SAP goodness. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP now available on …

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Categories: Announcements, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is launched!

George Shi

By: George Shi

November 18, 2014 3:26 pm

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Score:5

It’s always be fun at SUSECon.  And this year at SUSECon, we’re happy to announce a long-anticipated new offering: SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching. This offering is based on the kGraft project — and can perform critical kernel patches without rebooting your server, maximizing your up-time and service availability.  Now you have one more tool to go Towards Zero …

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kGraft: Live Kernel Patching



By: Vojtěch Pavlík

January 31, 2014 7:49 am

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Score:5

It has many names – hot fixing, live patching, runtime patching, rebootless updates, concurrent updates. It’s a holy grail of uptime.

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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching

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