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OpenSSL vulnerability — not a problem for SUSE

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 9, 2015 11:47 am

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Score:5

A new vulnerability in OpenSSL has been discovered — specifically only if you are running OpenSSL versions 1.0.2c, 1.0.2b, 1.0.1n and 1.0.1o.  This vulnerability relates to certificate validation, and could allow an attacker to bypass that validation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that no releases of SUSE Linux Enterprise (or openSUSE) are affected by …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise

How Linux Affects Asteroids



By: chabowski

June 30, 2015 11:56 am

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Score:5

Today – June 30th – is Asteroid Day, a day aimed at bringing the world together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities and future generations. Asteroid Day is held on the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian Tunguska event, the largest asteroid impact on Earth in recent …

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Categories: Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

SLES 11/12: Network, CPU Tuning and Optimization – Part 2

Austin Joseph

By: Austin Joseph

June 30, 2015 9:28 am

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This document is a basic SLES tuning guide for Network and CPU tuning and optimization. Many of the parameters and settings discussed are Linux generic and can be applied. Refer to IHV/ISV Application tuning guides or documentation before you implement the tuning parameters.

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

Why Free May Hurt Your Appliance or Cloud Business



By: davidbyte

June 29, 2015 11:53 am

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Score:5

In my role, I work with a lot of prospective partners who ask the question “Why should I pay for Linux when I can get XYZ distro for free?”  My answer to this involves several facets. Security – When a major security issue comes along, the commercial distributions are on the embargo list and working …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

SLES 11/12 OS Tuning & Optimization Guide – Part 1

Austin Joseph

By: Austin Joseph

June 11, 2015 8:50 am

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Score:5

This document is a basic SLES tuning guide for Memory and Disk I/O tuning and optimization. Many of the parameters and settings discussed are Linux generic and can be applied. Refer to IHV/ISV Application tuning guides or documentation before you implement the tuning parameters.

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

Of Venoms and Antidotes



By: Olaf Kirch

May 13, 2015 10:49 am

Reads:1,621

Score:5

Today, a new vulnerability was disclosed by the name of VENOM (CVE-2015-3456), already seeing a fair amount of media attention. In order to help you assess the impact of this vulnerability on your systems, we are collecting background information and provide a prelimary risk assessment for our products. What this attack is all about The …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, News, OpenStack, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SUSE Image Life Cycle for Public Cloud Deployments



By: rjschwei

May 13, 2015 8:30 am

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Over the last few weeks we have worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft Azure teams to define a policy that allows us to treat all cloud frameworks equally from the perspective of image maintenance. Some cloud-specific notes follow at the end. In the event of severe security vulnerabilities disclosed through …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SLES on Azure, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

Does Kdump work on your hardware?

Drew

By: 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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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

A Visual Way to Play with Docker

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

April 7, 2015 12:56 am

Reads:3,048

Score:5

You may know that Docker is a lightweight virtualization solution for running multiple virtual units (containers) simultaneously on a single control host. Containers are isolated with kernel control groups (cgroups) and kernel namespaces. We have had Docker as an integral part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for some time already, so let me share some …

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

Broadview Networks and SUSE: a Geo Redundancy Solution for Regional Disasters

George Shi

By: George Shi

March 31, 2015 11:41 am

Reads:773

Score:Unrated

When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City in 2012, the basement of Broadview Networks, a telecom and data services provider, was completely under water. But the company itself wasn’t. In fact, it was on perfect uptime thanks to diesel-powered generators, despite the citywide loss of power that caught so many New York-based companies off guard. …

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