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SAP Cloud Appliance Library and SUSE Linux Enterprise on Amazon AWS

psechser

By: psechser

March 7, 2014 3:44 am

Reads: 135

SAP and SUSE share along history of successful partnership. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) has exclusively been the base operating system for SAP HANA for quite some time and the market values this. It is just a logical step, that what works for the data center also works for the cloud. In order to accelerate …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Forensic analysis of patchlevel in a supportconfig

ataschner

By: ataschner

February 18, 2014 10:44 am

Reads: 924

Updated: Do you ever get exposed to supportconfig files from servers that do not have access to update repositories? Or do you find it difficult to relate to patch numbers of updates (not) installed in updates.txt of a supportconfig?

If so, how do you easily find out if there are pending updates available from SUSE/Novell to be installed on the system to make it up to date?

Exactly – you don’t.
Until now…

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

Powered by OpenStack: Private Cloud on the Rise

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

February 7, 2014 9:32 am

Reads: 439

With its followers growing in number, OpenStack is set to achieve the similar success as Linux – which became the most famous open source software project in just two decades. The OpenStack Community has attracted over 13,000 members across 132 countries and has over 150 participating companies – which is why the foundation considers OpenStack …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Do We Need “kGraft” at All?

mge1512

By: mge1512

February 7, 2014 7:59 am

Reads: 900

Vojtěch’s announcement about kGraft started a number of interesting discussions, e.g. at LWN, Reddit, and German Heise. All of those discussions have some common topics. One of these is the question whether a live kernel patching solution such as kGraft is necessary at all.

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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, News, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Cloud Computing – Enabling Change: Also First Choice for SAP HANA®

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

January 31, 2014 4:37 am

Reads: 360

We all see it whenever we look up into the sky: clouds are transient formations. Depending on the weather conditions, they can provide the backdrop to a pleasant evening or herald the onset of severe storms. Something true about these clouds, they constantly CHANGE! These clouds are very different from those that enable users to …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

Setting and locking Firefox preferences in SLED



By: mikewillis

January 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Reads: 677

Setting and locking preferences in Firefox is something that Mozilla provides documentation for but unfortunately the methods described don’t work for Firefox as it is packaged by SUSE for SLED. Here’s my guide to how I handle the setting of default preferences and the locking of Firefox preferences in SLED.

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

TLS 1.2

mge1512

By: mge1512

December 3, 2013 12:44 pm

Reads: 817

Summary SUSE has just released a new Apache webserver module, which supports the “Transport Layer Security” (TLS 1.2) standard for HTTPS, the primary use case of the TLS cryptographic protocol. Details Background Governmental agencies around the world, such as the US American NIST (NIST SP 800-52 Rev.1) and the German BSI (BSI TR-02102-2) have recently …

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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Alacarte 3.7.90-1.2 (Gnome menu editor) , Unable to add new menu items [Fixed]

nkuneng

By: nkuneng

November 21, 2013 11:15 am

Reads: 381

I switched repositories for my Gnome installation to the LATEST STABLE GNOME 3.8. After updating to Gnome 3.8, I was then unable to edit my Gnome menu via the alacarte program/script. I then decided to query the forums, and found a link to this one here…

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Categories: Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

SC13 is nearly here!



By: davidbyte

November 4, 2013 9:07 am

Reads: 420

If you’re in the HPC space, chances are you are already aware of SC13 (sc13.supercomputing.org) being hosted in Denver the week of 11/17.  While the show is focused on HPC, it is also a good chance to see how vendors are crossing into “new” spaces. It is interesting to see technologies and vendors once specialized …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

LJDT: KVM, Snapshots, and Disk Resizing



By: ab

October 30, 2013 10:09 am

Reads: 965

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Have you ever wanted to resize a disk in a VM and wondered how insanely painful that would be? After all, from the old days of platter-based spinning drives in computers (sorry to those of you still living in those days), before SANs with resizable LUNs, file-backed VMs, and other marvels of recent times, disks didn’t magically resize themselves unless it was to get smaller because they were breaking/broken. As a result, OS’s have learned to handle bad sectors by avoiding them, but growing the current, running disk just seems eerie to me every time I want to do it. Apparently I’m old.

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Categories: Free Tools, openSUSE, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

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