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IBM Power (ppc64le) virtual machines appear as physical systems in SCC

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12


While registering IBM Power (ppc64le) virtual machines to the SUSE Customer Center (SCC), those are marked as physical systems, not as virtual systems.


This issue has been reported to Engineering.
Although the subscription count appears as being overused, there will be no negative impact towards any ppc64le SLES subscriptions.


SUSEConnect cannot detect the hypervisor on ppc64le.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

This issue has a root cause in a bug in the SUSEConnect code, and as such will not cause any license compliance problems for customers.


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  • Document ID:7023484
  • Creation Date: 31-Oct-2018
  • Modified Date:16-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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