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Drew

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Senior Partner Engineer working with SUSE IHV partners to verify, validate, certify and test SUSE Linux Enterprise for compatibility with the partner's hardware or virtualization platform.

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

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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Full power management compatibility can save you money

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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Does Kdump work on your hardware?

Drew

April 30, 2015 10:21 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 capture of Kdump memory images and how hardware is validated for crashkernel capture functionality during certification. Through YES …

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OS Install-the first YES Certification test

Drew

March 30, 2015 10:35 am

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In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: what is tested in SUSE YES Certification but not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the operating system installation and how hardware is validated using one of several different install options. This may seem …

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 4

Drew

February 12, 2015 11:23 am

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposedThis is the fourth and final blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from a SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to …

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 3

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February 3, 2015 3:33 pm

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposedThis is the third blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from a SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to lessen the …

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 2

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January 29, 2015 9:17 am

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposedThis is the second blog in the series “SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed” – designed to help SUSE Linux Enterprise customers and partners better understand what they can learn from an online published SUSE YES Certification bulletin. The goal is to …

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SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed – part 1

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January 21, 2015 9:52 am

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposed

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series SUSE YES Certification bulletin exposedWhat information is important for you to have documented on a SUSE YES Certification bulletin? Can the information documented on a bulletin help you with your hardware purchasing decisions, reduce future stress and eliminate a number of future pesky headaches? The …

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System YES Certification and your network adapter(s)

Drew

August 11, 2014 10:36 am

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How important are those network adapters in your SUSE® Linux Enterprise servers and desktops? Should you care if your server or desktop network adapters and drivers have been SUSE YES Certified in your system with the current version of the OS? The correct answers are it’s critical (what’s the point without the network right!) and …

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Even in a commodity hardware world certification is crucial

Drew

July 7, 2014 9:47 am

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Is hardware certification important in the world of evolving “commodity” servers and desktops?  Should you care if your SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop installation is on SUSE YES Certified hardware? The correct answers are YES and definitely YES! The YES Certification program has been validating hardware platforms for more than 20 …

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