Product Support Lifecycle

Lifecycle Dates by Product

SUSE products are supported for up to thirteen years. Get more information about our product support lifecycle policies. Verify key lifecycle dates for your product in the table below.

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  Product Release General Support Ends LTSS Ends Current Version
  Subscription Management Tool 11 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022 Subscription Management Tool 11 SP3
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
Subscription Management Tool 11 24 Mar 2009 31 Dec 2010
Subscription Management Tool 11 SP1 02 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2012
Subscription Management Tool 11 SP2 29 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2014
Subscription Management Tool 11 SP3 01 Jul 2013 31 Mar 2019
  SUSE CaaS Platform 1 16 Nov 2017 Not Applicable SUSE CaaS Platform 4.2
  SUSE CaaS Platform 2 31 Jul 2018 Not Applicable SUSE CaaS Platform 4.2
  SUSE CaaS Platform 3 31 Mar 2020 Not Applicable SUSE CaaS Platform 4.2
  SUSE CaaS Platform 4 TBD Not Applicable SUSE CaaS Platform 4.2
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 13 Sep 2019 14 Mar 2020
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.1 14 Jan 2020 06 Jul 2021
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.2 06 May 2020 TBD

  SUSE Cloud Application Platform 1 At 3.0 Release Not Applicable SUSE Cloud Application Platform 2

General Support for SUSE Cloud Application Platform 1.0 ends at the 3.0 release.

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  SUSE Cloud Application Platform 2 At 4.0 Release Not Applicable SUSE Cloud Application Platform 2

General Support for SUSE Cloud Application Platform 2 ends at the 4.0 release.

  SUSE Enterprise Storage 2.1 1 Mar 2017 Not Applicable SUSE Enterprise Storage 6
  SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 31 Mar 2018 Not Applicable SUSE Enterprise Storage 6
  SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 30 Sep 2019 Not Applicable SUSE Enterprise Storage 6
  SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 and 5.5 31 Jan 2021 Not Applicable SUSE Enterprise Storage 6

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5 is a maintenance update of SUSE Enterprise Storage 5. The currently supported version is 5.5.

  SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 30 Sep 2021 Not Applicable SUSE Enterprise Storage 6
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 31 Mar 2016 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 24 Mar 2009 31 Dec 2010
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 02 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2012
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 29 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2014
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 01 Jul 2013 31 Jan 2016
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 15 Jul 2015 31 Mar 2016
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 31 Dec 2019 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 27 Oct 2014 30 June 2016
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 15 Dec 2015 31 May 2017
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 08 Nov 2016 31 Mar 2018
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 07 Sep 2017 30 Jun 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 12 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2019
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 31 Jul 2028 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 16 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1 24 Jun 2019 6 months after SLED 15 SP2 release

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022 SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 24 Mar 2009 31 Dec 2010
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP1 02 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2012
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 29 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2014
GEO Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP2 29 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2014
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP3 01 Jul 2013 31 Jan 2016
GEO Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP3 01 Jul 2013 31 Jan 2016
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP4 15 Jul 2015 31 Mar 2019
GEO Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 SP4 15 Jul 2015 31 Mar 2019

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 31 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2027 SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 27 Oct 2014 30 June 2016 01 July 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP1 15 Dec 2015 31 May 2017 31 May 2020
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP2 08 Nov 2016 31 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2021
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP3 07 Sep 2017 30 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2022
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP4 12 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2023
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP5 09 Dec 2019 31 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2027

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 31 Jul 2028 31 Jul 2031 SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 16 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 15 SP1 24 Jun 2019 6 months after SLES 15 SP2 release TBD
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 10 31 Jul 2013 31 Jul 2016 SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 31 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2022 SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3
Admin Server, Branch Server FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 13 Aug 2009 31 Mar 2016 Not Applicable
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP1 02 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2012 Not Applicable
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP2 26 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2014 Not Applicable
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 23 Sep 2013 31 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 on SLES 11 SP4 15 Jul 2015 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022

 

Clients FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 13 Aug 2009 31 Mar 2016 Not Applicable
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP1 02 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2012 Not Applicable
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP2 26 Mar 2012 31 Mar 2014 Not Applicable
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3 23 Sep 2013 31 Mar 2022 Not Applicable
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 12 Clients 31 Mar 2025 Not Applicable SUSE Manager for Retail 3.2

 

Product Release FCS General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 12 SP2 16 Dec 2016 31 Mar 2021
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 12 SP3 07 Sep 2017 31 Mar 2025
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 12 SP4 12 Dec 2018 31 Mar 2025


SLES 12 SP2 based SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Clients can be built using the SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server 12 component.
SLES 12 SP3 based SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Clients can be built using the SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server 12 component as well as the SUSE Manager for Retail build server.
SLES 12 SP3 based SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Clients built with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server 12 component need to be re-built with the SUSE Manager for Retail build server latest by 31st March 2022.

  SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 11 31 Mar 2019 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP2
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP1 30 Aug 2010 31 Aug 2012
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP2 10 Aug 2012 31 Jan 2014
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP3 20 Aug 2013 31 Jan 2016
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP4 7 Aug 2015 31 Mar 2019
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 31 Oct 2024 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP2
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 12 SP1 08 Mar 2016 31 May 2017
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP2 15 Feb 2017 31 Jan 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP3 31 Jul 2018 30 Jun 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP4 31 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2020
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP5 31 Jan 2020 31 Oct 2024
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 31 Jul 2028 Not Applicable <shipping release>
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 15 SP1 24 Jun 2019 6 months after SLES 15 SP2 release
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 31 Jul 2013 31 Jul 2016 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 17 Jul 2006 31 Dec 2007 N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 18 Jun 2007 30 Nov 2008 Dec 2010
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 19 May 2008 11 Apr 2010 10 Apr 2013
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 12 Oct 2009 11 Oct 2011 31 Oct 2014
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 12 Apr 2011 31 Jul 2013 30 Jul 2016

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 24 Mar 2009 31 Dec 2010 N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 02 Jun 2010 31 Aug 2012 30 Aug 2015
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 29 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2014 30 Jan 2017
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 01 Jul 2013 31 Jan 2016 30 Jan 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 15 Jul 2015 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 31 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2027 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 27 Oct 2014 30 June 2016 01 July 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 15 Dec 2015 31 May 2017 31 May 2020
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 08 Nov 2016 31 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2021
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 07 Sep 2017 30 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2022
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 12 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2023
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 09 Dec 2019 31 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2027

 

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Modules


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Modules are sets of packages grouped into their own repository and updated independently of service pack lifecycles. The lifecycle for each module is different. More on Modules.

 

Module Name Update Cadence Overlap Support
Web and Scripting Module Every ~18 months Yes (18 months)
Legacy Module None No
Public Cloud Module Frequent releases Yes (6 months)
Toolchain Module Every 12 months Yes (6 months)
Certifications Module Certification dependent TBD
Containers Module Frequent releases No
Advanced Systems Management Module Frequent releases Yes (for major versions, 6 months)


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Modules - Lifecycle Details

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 31 Jul 2028 31 Jul 2031 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 16 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 24 Jun 2019 6 months after SLES 15 SP2 release TBD

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15
Service Pack Release FCS Date ESPOS* Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 11 May 2010 31 Aug 2012 N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP1 04 Feb 2011 31 Dec 2013 N/A
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP2 15 Jun 2012 30 Apr 2015 30 Apr 2017
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP3 17 Oct 2013 31 Jan 2017 31 Jan 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4 30 Jul 2015 31 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2022


*ESPOS - Extended Service Pack Overlap Support

  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 31 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2027 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Support Ends ESPOS* Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 04 May 2015 31 Aug 2016 31 Aug 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1 15 Feb 2016 31 May 2017 31 May 2020
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 08 Nov 2016 31 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2021
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 07 Sep 2017 30 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2022
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 12 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2023
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 09 Dec 2019 31 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2024**

*ESPOS - Extended Service Pack Overlap Support
**SP5 is the last Service Pack for this code stream, LTSS ends on 31 Oct 2027.

Each SLES for SAP Applications service pack is supported for 4.5 years with an active subscription, split into general support and ESPOS. To extend support past ESPOS, LTSS is available for the last service pack of a code stream.
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  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 31 Jul 2028 31 Jul 2031 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15
Service Pack Release FCS Date General Support Ends ESPOS* Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 16 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1 24 Jun 2019 6 months after 15 SP2 is released TBD


*ESPOS - Extended Service Pack Overlap Support

Each SLES for SAP Applications service pack is supported for 4.5 years with an active subscription, split into general support and ESPOS. To extend support past ESPOS, LTSS is available for the last service pack of a code stream.
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  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Expanded Support TBD Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Expanded Support subscription includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server support for the term of the subscription and support for certain versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux currently in Red Hat Production Phase until product end of life per official policies posted by Red Hat.

For support lifecycle for SUSE Linux Enterprise platform products refer to https://www.suse.com/support/policy.html and the lifecycle information for the respective SUSE Linux Enterprise Server release.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release General Ends
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 30 Nov 2020
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 30 Jun 2024
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 May 2029

RHEL is supported in the latest minor release, those are as of now 6.10, 7.8 and 8.2.

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  SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack 2.5 31 Mar 2024 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack 2.5
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 31 Oct 2024 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 SP1

 

Service Pack Release FCS Date General Support Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 27 Oct 2014 30 June 2016
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP1 15 Dec 2015 31 May 2017
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP2 08 Nov 2016 31 Mar 2018
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP3 07 Sep 2017 30 Jun 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP4 12 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2020
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP5 09 Dec 2019 31 Oct 2024
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 31 Jul 2028 Not Applicable SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 SP1

 

Service Pack Release FCS Date General Support Ends
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 16 Jul 2018 31 Dec 2019
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 SP1 24 Jun 2019 6 months after SLE-WE 15 SP2
  SUSE Manager 1.7 Server 30 Jun 2015 Not Applicable SUSE Manager 4.0 Server
  SUSE Manager 2.1 Server 30 Apr 2017 Not Applicable SUSE Manager 4.0 Server
  SUSE Manager 3 Server 31 Oct 2018 Not Applicable SUSE Manager 4.0 Server

SUSE Manager Proxy

SUSE Manager Proxy follows the same lifecycle as SUSE Manager Server.

Supported SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Packs

SUSE Manager 3.0 Server and SUSE Manager 3.0 Proxy are installed on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3. For new installations it is strongly recommended to use SUSE Manager 3.2 instead. Existing installations are only supported if they have been updated to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3.

  SUSE Manager 3.1 Server 30 Jun 2019 Not Applicable SUSE Manager 4.0 Server

SUSE Manager Proxy

SUSE Manager Proxy follows the same lifecycle as SUSE Manager Server.

Supported SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Packs

SUSE Manager 3.1 Server and SUSE Manager 3.1 Proxy are installed on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. The base operating system needs to be updated to the most current service pack according to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server lifecycle policy on a regular basis. Please refer to the latest release notes for the most recent supported service pack.

  SUSE Manager 3.2 Server 30 Sep 2020 Not Applicable SUSE Manager 4.0 Server

SUSE Manager Proxy

SUSE Manager Proxy follows the same lifecycle as SUSE Manager Server.

Supported SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Packs

SUSE Manager 3.2 Server and SUSE Manager 3.2 Proxy are installed on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. The base operating system needs to be updated to the most current service pack according to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server lifecycle policy on a regular basis. Please refer to the latest release notes for the most recent supported service pack.

  SUSE Manager 4.0 Server 30 Jun 2021 Not Applicable SUSE Manager 4.0 Server

SUSE Manager Proxy

SUSE Manager Proxy follows the same lifecycle as SUSE Manager Server.

Supported SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Packs

SUSE Manager 4.0 Server and SUSE Manager 4.0 Proxy are installed with the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 installer. Unless stated otherwise in the SUSE Manager release notes, the base operating system needs to be updated to the most current service pack according to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server lifecycle policy on a regular basis. Please refer to the latest release notes release notes for the most recent supported service pack.

  SUSE Manager for Retail 3.1 30 Jun 2019 Not Applicable SUSE Manager for Retail 4.0 Branch Server
Product Release General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Manager 3.1 Server 30 Jun 2019 Not Applicable


SUSE Manager 3.1 Server is installed on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.
The base operating system needs to be updated to the most current service pack, according to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server lifecycle policy on a regular basis.
Please refer to the latest release notes for the most recent supported service pack.

 

Product Release General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Manager for Retail 3.1 Branch Server 30 Jun 2020 Not Applicable

 

SUSE Manager for Retail 3.1 Branch Server is installed on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.
The base operating system is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3.

  SUSE Manager for Retail 3.2 30 Sep 2020 Not Applicable SUSE Manager for Retail 4.0 Branch Server
Product Release General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Manager 3.2 Server 30 Sep 2020 Not Applicable


SUSE Manager 3.2 Server is installed on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. The base operating system needs to be updated to the most current service pack, according to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server lifecycle policy on a regular basis. Please refer to the latest release notes for the most recent supported service pack.

 

Product Release General Ends LTSS Ends
SUSE Manager for Retail 3.2 Branch Server 30 Oct 2021 Not Applicable

 

SUSE Manager for Retail 3.2 Branch Server is installed on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. The base operating system is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3.

  SUSE Manager for Retail 4.0 30 Jun 2021 Not Applicable SUSE Manager for Retail 4.0 Branch Server
  SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 31 Dec 2019 Not Applicable SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9
  SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 31 May 2021 Not Applicable SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9
  SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 29 Apr 2022 Not Applicable SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9
  SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3 31 Mar 2019 Not Applicable SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3