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SUSE Manager in the Public Cloud

By: rjschwei

April 27, 2015 6:31 pm



For those that check the general catalog in Amazon EC2 every now and then or the VMDepot in Microsoft Azure you may have already discovered that SUSE Manager Server version 2.1 images have been released. For everyone else tadah, SUSE Manager Server 2.1 is now available as a Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) image in …

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Categories: Announcements, Cloud Computing, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Manager, Technical Solutions

A Visual Way to Play with Docker

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

April 7, 2015 12:56 am



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

Sign up to take user tests, and earn Amazon gift cards

By: ssalgy

April 2, 2015 8:23 am



We on the corporate web team are enhancing the usability of our websites and building some brand new ones, and we would love the help of the SUSE Conversations community members. We will be running several short user tests over the coming months, studying specific elements and logical flows on web pages, to see how …

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Categories: Announcements, Technical Solutions

Machinery 1.5 with System z and Power Support, Red Hat Inspection Fixes, Skipping Files

By: Andreas Jaeger

April 1, 2015 2:23 am



Alfred complained to the machinery team that he could not run machinery on System z and Power systems and run into a few issues with the Red Hat inspection. The machinery team has now released for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 an update of the “Advanced Systems Management” module and made the module available for all …

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Compliance and Security for Public Cloud

By: frego

March 30, 2015 2:25 pm



For many organizations, compliance and security is perennially among the IT department’s top priorities. And with the acceleration of enterprise application migration to the cloud, keeping those applications and the associated data secure is an even more complex challenge. Sadly, most organizations according to David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, will default to the …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

OS Install-the first YES Certification test


By: Drew

March 30, 2015 10:35 am



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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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

openQA: open source testing framework for openSUSE, SUSE and – as of late – Red Hat

By: Marita Werner

March 23, 2015 3:00 am



openQA – the fully automated open source testing framework – is used extensively by the openSUSE community, and has replaced manual testing almost completely. The openSUSE community relies on openQA for everything from GUI application testing to bootloader and kernel testing. SUSE is adopting openQA as an integral tool for SLES automated validation testing, alongside …

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Categories: Expert Views, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Advanced Systems Management Module for SLES 12 released for Power and System z

By: Andreas Jaeger

March 23, 2015 2:26 am



The Advanced Systems Management Module for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 has now been released for System z and Power after it has been available for x86-64 already since the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12! As Robert recently blogged, modules are bridging “the gap of the two extremes of change vs. stability by providing different …

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Demystifying Private Cloud Networking with SUSE and Infoblox

By: frego

March 16, 2015 1:45 pm



OpenStack provides a number of great benefits for customers looking to stand up an open and agile cloud environment. SUSE OpenStack Cloud is an enterprise OpenStack distribution that rapidly deploys and easily manages highly available, mixed hypervisor IaaS Clouds. SUSE works with technology partners that provide additional value around performance, provisioning and cost of deploying …

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Build a SUSE OpenStack Cloud 4 lab on AWS or GCE with Ravello Systems

Darren Davis

By: Darren Davis

March 16, 2015 12:01 pm



SUSE Cloud 4 is powered by OpenStack, the leading community driven, open source, cloud infrastructure project, and packaged with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3. The product is fully integrated with SUSE maintenance and support infrastructure. It is an ideal solution for customers looking to deploy a cloud with enterprise levels of stability and support. …

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