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Installation Wizard from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: Ready-to-Run SAP Solutions in Just a Few Steps

Peter Schinagl

By: Peter Schinagl

February 19, 2014 10:06 am

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Score:5

Some time ago, the IT journalist and blogger Jürgen Donauer wrote in Germany’s popular IT magazine Computerwoche: “YaST (Yet Another Setup Tool) is without doubt one of the greatest strengths of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). This graphic configuration tool is intuitive and easy to use, and it produces quick results. In this respect, SLES …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

LJDT: LDAP Data and Schema Comparisons



By: ab

August 7, 2013 2:53 pm

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This entry is part 9 of 11 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

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Score:5

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

XFS: The Enterprise File System of Choice



By: davidbyte

June 14, 2013 3:25 pm

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Score:4.17

Few things in the Linux world get as much of a heated debate as the choice and usage of file systems.  This debate has been raging long and hard between supporters of the major enterprise distributions for some years, with the two positions staked out being XFS and Ext4.   This conflict is about to …

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

An introduction to system snapshot and rollback with Snapper and BtrFS on SLES 11 SP2



By: jkalcic

March 2, 2012 2:31 pm

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With the release of Service Pack 2 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, the support to a new (better) file system and a new (snappy) tool have been introduced providing the ability to do system snapshots rollbacks, a very powerful and interesting feature. These are BtrFS and Snapper respectively.

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My Collection of Useful Linux Admin Tricks

mfaris01

By: mfaris01

January 11, 2011 1:56 pm

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The purpose of Novell Cool Solutions is to disseminate information that contributors provide and share what they think is Cool. To continue with this purpose and tradition, I have compiled a list of what I think are Cool Tips and Shortcuts that have greatly improved the efficiency of my life with Linux.
I hope you think they are Cool Solutions too!

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Easy Running of Scripts at Boot and Shutdown



By: mikewillis

May 27, 2010 2:46 pm

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In a previous Cool Solutions submission I made reference to running scripts during shutdown and boot. This is something I do on all the machines I manage. I use such scripts to perform maintenance tasks and make sure various custom configurations are in place. Here’s how I do it.

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How to Add Additional Perl Modules to Your Linux Installation



By: smflood

November 10, 2009 1:18 pm

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Do you need to use Perl modules, other than the ones that are easily installed via YaST?

Rather than download the relevant archive file for a particular Perl module, extracting the contents, then manually making and installing the module, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way of automating that process and tracking module updates?

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Using the OpenSUSE Build Service to Create and Distribute Kernel Module Packages

Ann Davis

By: Ann Davis

November 4, 2009 11:21 am

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Score:5

Ann Davis explains how to use OBS to build KMPs for the Code 11 SUSE Linux distributions.

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Registering and updating a SLES server through an authenticated proxy

preycor

By: preycor

October 9, 2009 1:27 am

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In most corporate environments web proxies are implemented as part of an overall security requirement. When implementing a SLES server it is just as important, from a security standpoint, to keep the server patched up to date. Being able to set the server to register and update from the command line did not seem possible until I discovered the following method. Read on to see how it’s done.

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