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openSUSE 13.x / Factory processor P-States and Performance


By: cseader

October 23, 2014 12:07 pm



Since the introduction of P-States in the Intel SandyBridge and newer processors and the introduction of the P-States driver in the kernel since 3.9 there have been some changes to the power management on systems in regards to userspace tools. It has moved from cpufreq to cpupower and you may have written a script in …

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Understanding POODLE

By: Olaf Kirch

October 18, 2014 2:04 am



Let’s take a closer look at the POODLE vulnerability that has been causing quite a stir during the last few days. To begin with, it’s important to understand that POODLE is not a code vulnerability. It is a vulnerability of the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol as specified. Consequently, there is little that can be …

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Juno what just happened to OpenStack?


By: pete_chadwick

October 16, 2014 1:53 pm



Today marks the next milestone in the evolution of OpenStack – the 10th project release – Juno. Juno provides enhancements to all of the OpenStack sub-projects and introduces an new capability to integrate Hadoop clusters to deliver big data analytics as a service. An overview of the enhancements can be found here: ( How is …

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The POODLE weakness in the SSL protocol (CVE-2014-3566)


By: mge1512

October 15, 2014 9:17 am



Your immediate action is required In short: The POODLE attack to the SSL 3.0 protocol, published last night ( requires server and desktop administrators and desktop users to carefully review their security protocol settings in packages such as HTTP Servers (such as Apache, Tomcat), SMTP Servers (such as Postfix), IMAP Servers, … as well as …

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

Join us at SUSE Linux Expert Days EMEA 2014-2015

By: ssalgy

October 2, 2014 10:21 am



Meet Cool Guys at the EMEA Expert Days! SUSE Linux Expert Days 2014 – 2015 will come to you! We bring SUSE Experts together: SUSE Product Management, SUSE Architects and Consultants, Key Partners and IT professionals. During this one-day event we will facilitate discussions on the hot topics that are relevant to today’s IT professionals. …

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Current information about SAPHanaSR – the resource agents for SAP HANA system replication

By: fmherschel

September 30, 2014 12:33 pm



What is this solution about? The new solution created by SUSE is to automate the takeover in SAP HANA system replication setups. The basic idea is that only synchronizing the data to the second SAP HANA instance is not enough, as this only solves the problem of having the data shipped to a second instance. …

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

ShellShock, SUSE and You

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

September 29, 2014 10:51 am



This last week, a security vulnerability in the Bash shell — known as the “Bash Bug” or “ShellShock” — was reported.  This vulnerability could allow for executing code on a remote machine and, as such, fixing this security issue was a top priority. Luckily, patches to resolve this vulnerability were created, tested and made available …

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, AWS Updates & Shellshock.

By: rjschwei

September 29, 2014 10:29 am



In German there is a saying “Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt” which roughly translates to “Things often don’t turn out as planned”.  In a rehash to the events that happened over and just before the weekend of September 27 let me try and provide some insight into why we are were …

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Microsoft’s Linux on Azure Test Automation benefits the SUSE ISV

By: Darren Davis

September 24, 2014 8:59 am



SUSE has collaborated with Microsoft for years now to make SUSE Linux Enterprise interoperate in a Microsoft environment.  Some examples are: Linux Integration components which enable SUSE Linux Enterprise to run seamlessly as a guest on Microsoft Hyper-V Support for Microsoft Hyper-V as a supported hypervisor for SUSE Cloud SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Free Tools, SLES on Azure, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Simpler Future with SAP and Partners: Your Choice of Innovation at Lower Cost and Higher Performance

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

September 22, 2014 12:12 am



Numerous practical examples demonstrate that SAP solutions with partners are continuing to make great strides in the IT market. This is especially true for SAP customers who migrate their business-critical applications to save costs and increase availability and system performance, including companies that rely on the in-memory database SAP HANA or want to make their …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions, Virtualization