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Announcing the SUSE YES Certification Kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3

Daryl Stokes

By: Daryl Stokes

September 13, 2017 11:12 am

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With the official release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 (SLE 12 SP3), the SUSE Partner Engineering team also announces the availability of the YES Certification Kit version 7.7 for hardware systems. The System Certification Kit (SCK) v7.7 adds certification support for SLE 12 SP3 including XEN and KVM Virtualization and supports the following hardware …

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Hardware YES Certification with an installation kit or driver kit (also known as kISO)

Drew

By: Drew

June 21, 2017 4:05 pm

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An installation or driver kit from SUSE is simply a method to deliver the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise related drivers or other software in a packaged and supported bootable image. Installation kits can be used for any of the following reasons: To update storage drivers, which require very early loading in the installation and boot …

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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, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Say “YES” to SUSE Enterprise Storage Certification

Nefi Munoz

By: Nefi Munoz

March 29, 2017 7:27 am

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SUSE’s hardware partners can now have their storage solutions for SUSE Enterprise Storage YES Certified via the new certification program for SUSE Enterprise Storage. This new certification program provides the same benefits as the well-known base YES System certification program and the new test kit builds on top of the existing proven and familiar YES …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Announcements, Software-defined Storage, SUSE Enterprise Storage, Technical Solutions

Lenovo™ and SUSE® deliver the first integrated enterprise Linux TPM 2.0 solution

Drew

By: Drew

March 9, 2017 1:17 pm

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The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a cryptographic component of many enterprise-class servers.  TPM is an integral part of hardware-based security in these servers, providing tasks such as user authentication, remote access and data protection. System functions such as Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) use TPM enhancements to help deliver system security. TPM 2.0 …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, IT Infrastructure Management, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Are YES CERTIFICATION bulletin Config Notes from “the Dark Side” of hardware compatibility?

Drew

By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm

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The easy answer is nope—no way! That comes from a person with years of YES CERTIFICATION experience, not some Rogue person who suddenly has their Force Awaken one day! Please read on, because “Fear is the path to the dark side” and “Hard to see, the Dark Side is!” In a previous, multi-part set of …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Virtualization

Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

Drew

By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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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

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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

YES Search: The way to all information…well, about certified hardware anyway

Drew

By: Drew

February 25, 2016 2:15 pm

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Where can you find the certification bulletins for more than 47,200 servers, workstations and other hardware components? How can you determine whether your company’s specific hardware is YES Certified with the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise release? Where can you find the specific hardware configuration for the certified server you are planning to buy and deploy …

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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, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

New processors before the next SUSE Linux Enterprise Service Pack – YES to the rescue!

Drew

By: Drew

August 24, 2015 7:56 am

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New x86 server processor technology is currently released on roughly a 12-to-15 month schedule. That means that approximately every 18 months there is a major x86-architecture update available from server vendors. Variants of these major processor updates, with different feature sets and/or speeds, are also released in-between the 12-to-15 month release cycle. Desktop and laptop …

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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, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Full power management compatibility can save you money

Drew

By: Drew

July 24, 2015 11:15 am

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In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: specific tests in SUSE YES Certification which are not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the power management features in SUSE Linux Enterprise that are tested on hardware during certification. Through YES Certification the …

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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

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