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SLES 12 HPC Cluster on Minnowboard Max



By: davidbyte

November 14, 2014 9:08 pm

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If you know what a Minnowboard Max is you’re already asking yourself why?  “Why would anyone want to build an HPC cluster from these things?”  Quite frankly, the answer is “Because I can”. In preparing for the Super Computing 2014 show in New Orleans, I received 6 of these lovely units as giveaways.  Being that …

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Customizing the appearance of GDM in SLED 12



By: mikewillis

November 14, 2014 4:24 pm

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SLED 12 ships with GNOME 3.10 which means GDM 3. GDM 3 provides very little scope for customising how it looks. In this article I’ll describe some pros and cons of the officially provided ways of customising GDM 3 and how you can go further customising by hacking. Testing changes will require you to repeatedly …

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SUSE at Super Compute 2014 in New Orleans



By: davidbyte

November 8, 2014 9:31 am

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Once again, SUSE will be present at the Super Computing event of the year.  This year we are focused on innovation and what SUSE is doing that provides a positive impact in the HPC community. We will have SUSE Labs personnel around all week to discuss some of the great new features and kernel internals …

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SUSE Manager Management Pack 2.1 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

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By: Dobrin

November 7, 2014 10:03 am

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Introducing the latest SUSE Manager’s Management Pack for Microsoft System Center. It features: Seamless integration with SUSE Manager 2.1 Improved GUI look and feel Improved patch and server information export to comma separated values Five ways to lower data center complexity with the Management Pack The Management Pack is SUSE’s solution for driving down datacenter …

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Categories: SUSE Manager, SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, Technical Solutions

New WSO2 SLES12-based Appliances in SUSE Studio



By: frego

November 6, 2014 6:06 pm

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Last week I attended WSO2Con 2014 in San Francisco. This year’s conference was noticeably bigger than in 2013, with more customers and partners attending. WSO2 puts on a great conference with lots of technical sessions, great keynotes from industry experts and some impressive customer presentations, including from Boeing, Fidelity, Cisco and Trimble. The theme of …

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Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 12



By: mikewillis

November 3, 2014 3:35 pm

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As with most Linux distributions, SLED’s out of the box multimedia capability is somewhat limited in terms of codec support. It has support for MP3, the OGG family and some others, but it doesn’t have support for commonly used codecs such as H264 and AAC and those required for DVD playback. There are packages available …

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SUSE Cloud OpenStack Lab on AWS Using Ravello



By: frego

October 31, 2014 12:39 pm

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I learned about Ravello Systems in at an event last month in San Francisco. The technology sounded intriguing, and part that really caught me was “we enable customers to run OpenStack in the public cloud.” It took me a while to wrap my head around that, but the more I learned, the clearer it became. …

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Check out the new SUSE Customer Center



By: ssalgy

October 31, 2014 8:59 am

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SUSE Customer Center is now live! SUSE Customer Center will be the place where you manage your purchased subscriptions. That’s also where you’ll go to update and obtain patches, and it will replace the current Novell Customer Center (NCC) registration process.

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Forensic analysis of patchlevel in a supportconfig

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By: ataschner

October 29, 2014 10:44 am

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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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Easily protect Firefox on SLED on multiple machines against POODLE attack



By: mikewillis

October 29, 2014 10:15 am

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As has been much publicised recently, (including Understanding POODLE), an unfixable vulnerability has been found in SSLv3 and it is recommended that support for it be disabled. Mozilla have said that SSLv3 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, but SLED, very sensibly for an Enterprise distro, uses the Extended Support Releases of Firefox …

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