Tag Archives: Patching

What is a CVE and How Can It Benefit Me?

J. S. Evans

By: J. S. Evans

October 10, 2017 3:25 pm



Like a lot of the things that I write here, this is a question that came up in a ticket that I worked on recently. A customer recently received a message like this: Samba is a freely available file- and printer-sharing application maintained and developed by the Samba Development Team. Samba allows users to share …

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Categories: IT Infrastructure Management, Server, Technical Solutions

Reboot Reloaded: Patching the Linux Kernel Online

By: Vojtěch Pavlík

August 12, 2015 11:22 am



“This article is from The SUSE Insider, a technical quarterly publication for SUSE customers to help them get the most value from their SUSE solutions.” All you need to know to take advantage of live kernel patching and improve your uptime. This article not only covers the “why,” “when,” “who,” “what” and “how”; it gives you caveats and tips to navigate any possible rough spots…

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

Video demo: Live Linux Kernel Patching with kGraft

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 16, 2014 12:28 pm



In the 2 weeks since we announced the existence of kGraft, there have been many questions about how this solution for live-patching the Linux kernel works. And because (moving) pictures often speak louder than words, here is a video of kGraft in action on the official SUSE YouTube channel.

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

Covering installed systems with Long Term Service Pack Support repositories

By: coolguys-suse

April 25, 2013 11:53 am



There are many reasons you might not always upgrade SLES whenever a new Support Pack is released.  You might have policies or even regulatory requirements that affect how often you can upgrade.  You might have resource constraints that force you to take a longer time to transition to a new SP level.  And it is …

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

Problems with /boot mounting or a split kernel after patching

By: rothweiler

October 26, 2010 2:14 pm



Problems mounting /boot? After booting does your /boot appear empty? Here is a complete fix without disabling multipath completely.

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

What the world needs now is a better SMT


By: paulgear

December 14, 2009 11:31 pm



What’s wrong with SMT? What’s right with SMT? What does SMT need to do better?

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

AppNote: Advanced patching of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with ZENworks Linux Management (ZLM) 7.2

By: jdebaer

October 3, 2007 10:39 am



Freshly updated with reader suggestion. ZLM 7.2 is a powerful Linux systems management suite, that provides centralized control of up to hundreds of managed devices. One of the main capabilities is automated system patching, but by default ZLM 7.2 adopts the classic software package overlay approach, also for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 devices. In this document we will thus explore how the native mechanisms of ZLM 7.2 can be used to orchestrate advanced ZYPP-based patching of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 managed devices.

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions