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Wrapping up the Universe



By: davidbyte

October 8, 2013 8:47 am

Reads: 218

I’m a little tardy in regards to providing a wrap up from our recent attendance at the Universe conference in Chicago, you can blame a certain mouse in the Orlando area for the delay. In regards to the conference, I’d first like to say a big Thank You! to Unisys for inviting us to participate! …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

PartnerNet: cool tool but how do I get in?



By: Marita Werner

September 16, 2013 12:11 am

Reads: 268

This summer I guided several of our new partners through the PartnerNet registration process and could see that it is quite a hurdle to finish registration. Now I want to give you a short introduction to that process and make clear that it is a 2-step process. First: go to PartnerNet and click on „Join …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Expert Views, Technical Solutions

Compiling the Linux Kernel, the SUSE way

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By: debianized

September 4, 2013 9:37 am

Reads: 4783

How to compile the kernel manually, SUSE style!

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

OpenStack in the Enterprise



By: davidbyte

August 21, 2013 9:11 am

Reads: 496

I must say that I respectfully disagree with VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger on whether OpenStack will catch on in the enterprise. While he believes it won’t get traction in the near future, I believe quite the contrary and I’ll try to outline a few of the reasons. First and foremost, OpenStack is moving rapidly to …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SUSE and Market Leadership



By: davidbyte

August 7, 2013 3:32 pm

Reads: 451

When one thinks of market leaders in a space, it often comes down to economics or units shipped. While important, it does not always tell the full story. Market leadership can (and in my opinion should) be defined in terms of thought leadership and actions.  This definitely should be the case in the Linux space …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

LJDT: LDAP Data and Schema Comparisons



By: ab

August 7, 2013 2:53 pm

Reads: 644

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Have you ever wanted to compare data between eDirectory trees, or schema between servers, or objects between entirely different directories (OpenLDAP and eDirectory, for example)? It should be possible, of course, as both systems are accessible via LDAP. Still, how does one go about doing this kind of comparison? Well, because you are running on the right server or workstation, Linux Just Does That.

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Categories: Open Enterprise Server on SLES, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Why You Should Be Using SLES 11 SP3



By: davidbyte

July 22, 2013 8:40 am

Reads: 1084

When it comes to change, most IT shops and OEMs would prefer not to make a jump to a recent OS update until they absolutely must. I understand, I’ve been there and done that. Understanding the aversion, I am still encouraging every partner (end user, IHV or OEM) to make the jump to SLES 11 SP3. Why? …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

LJDT: Reliable Service / Connection Tests; netcat, not ping, is the correct tool



By: ab

July 18, 2013 11:26 am

Reads: 7905

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Me: “I cannot get to your site.” Helpdesk: “Hmm, let me check. I can ping it, so it must be okay.” Me: “No, pinging has nothing to do with access to the site.” Helpdesk: “No, you’re crazy, I can ping it so it’s your problem. Goodbye.” If you have never had this type of exchange with others, you’re lucky. The fact of the matter is that ‘ping’, while a good (but not 100% even here) tool to determine if traffic can go from one IP to another, is a lousy tool for determining if anything more than layer three is working …

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Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 11 SP3



By: mikewillis

July 17, 2013 11:01 am

Reads: 809

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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Categories: Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

Blowing the I/O Performance Doors Off with KVM and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

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By: Michal Svec

July 17, 2013 12:00 am

Reads: 2498

There’s a new breakthrough technology available as a Technology Preview in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack3 (SP3). It’s called “virtio-blk-data-plane”—and you’ve probably never heard of it. But it deserves a fanfare because it gives KVM the ability to handle unprecedented storage I/O rates more than 50% higher than its competition. This is important …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, SUSE Studio, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

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