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''Welcome to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Wiki!!''
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Several areas of the Novell webspace provide information regarding the SUSE
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LINUX Enterprise Server (commonly abbreviated as SLES).
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=== General SLES Information ===
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=== General SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Information ===
Some general information on SLES is available at the [http://www.novell.com/linux/ Novell and Linux] page.
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General information on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is available at the [http://www.suse.com/products/server/ product] page.
 
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==Sub Pages==
 
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{{Special:PrefixIndex/SUSE/SLES/|stripprefix=1}}
===SLES 10===
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(These are pages with a SUSE/SLES/ Prefix)
SLES 10 is released, and can be downloaded here:
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* [http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=ABUnQ9759c0~ SLES 10 for i386, x86_64, Itanium, pSeries]
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* [http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=0SF2mutIxKc~ SLES 10 for zSeries (s390, s390x)]
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New with SLES 10 is the Novell Customer Center.  See [http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=http--wwwnovellcom-coolsolutions-feature-17529html&sliceId=&dialogID=8736732&stateId=0%200%208742317 Getting to know the Novell Customer Center]
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====SLES 10 Service Packs====
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Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released in June 2007. See [http://www.novell.com/news/press/novell-outlines-enhancements-in-suse-linux-enterprise-10-service-pack-1 Novell Outlines Enhancements in SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 1] and [http://www.novell.com/documentation/sled10/readme/release_notes_sp1.html  SUSE® Linux* Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 Release Notes].
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====High Availability Storage Infrastructure====
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The High Availability Storage Infrastructure is a combination of several Open Source projects, plus Novell donated source code, integration tested and delivered in SLES 10.
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It allows for the creation of a server and storage infrastructure that enables service-level availability by running individual services in cluster-managed relocatable virtual machines.
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Documentation :
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* Linux-World [[Media:LinuxWorld06HASFDemo.pdf |demo]] : four-node Cluster hosting two Virtual Machines.
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'''* Exploring the High Availability Storage Infrastructure : [[Media:Exploring_HASF.pdf |English Edition]] - [[Media:Exploring_HASFv11-J.pdf |Japanese Edition]] (Many thanks to Takekazu Okamoto for the translation !)'''
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** Known issues regarding this document
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*** Initial node2 NTP time grab might fail (leo@kangaroot.net, jdebaer@novell.com)
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**** In the document we ask you to make node1 come up after node2, because node2 is running the iSCSI target. Making the nodes (re)boot in this order makes sure that node1 finds the iSCSI target on node2. However, as a result of this, node2 (NTP client) cannot grab it's initial time from node1 (NTP server). Normally this should not be a problem, since a mere reboot of both systems should not cause a large time drift. However, if the hardware clock of node2 is not ok, then node2 can come up with a time drift. When this time drift is too big, then this will cause the STONITH operation to fail when you perform the final test of killing heartbeat on node1. Solution is to run "/etc/init.d/ntp restart" on node2 right before killing the heartbeat on node1. In "Conquering the High Availability Storage Infrastructure" we will probably reverse client and server to resolve this potential issue.
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*** Feeding two order constraints into CIB with one XML file only succeeds for one order constraint
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**** In the document, in the section "Ordering resource startup in the cluster", we ask you to load an XML file in the CIB which we call "vm1orderconstraints.xml". This file contains two order constraints, one for the virtual machine to the imagestore, and one for the virtual machine to the configstore. When you run the command as indicated in the document, it might be possible THAT ONLY THE FIRST CONSTRAINT IS LOADED IN THE CIB. To check this, you need to run the command "cibadmin -Ql" after having loaded the file in the CIB. Check the output, and verify that both constraints were added to the CIB. If this is not the case, you need to copy the vm1orderconstraints.xml to a second file, e.g. vm1orderconstraints_workaround.xml, remove the first line in that file, and then load this second file in the CIB with the command "cibadmin -C -o constraints -x ./vm1orderconstraints_workaround.xml. The goal is to get the second constraint loaded in the CIB. Only then should you continue the procedure as described in the document.
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*** When running version 2.0.7 of Hearbeat 2
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**** If you have update your Heartbeat 2 software with the patch that Novell released on August 21, then you might encounter some changes in behaviour. See http://support.novell.com/techcenter/psdb/898d4f4e7a472004cbc68e65f5a941a0.html for general information on the patch.
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***** Configuring the demo cluster resource requires netmask and broadcast address
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****** When you configure the demo cluster resource, i.e. the ip address 192.168.0.3, then either don't specify the nic parameter contrary to what is described in the document, or specify the nic parameter AND the netmask parameter (255.255.255.0) and the broadcast address parameter (192.168.0.255) for the demo cluster resource. Diverting from this path might lead to failure of the resource to start.
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* Conquering the High Availability Storage Infrastructure : to be released.
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** First preview release - November 15 2006 : download [[Media:CHASF_preview_Nov172006.pdf |here]]
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*** This preview release shows how to integrate a EVMS2 shared cluster container into the High Availability Storage Infrastructure
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*** Disclaimer : as explained at the end of the preview chapter, perform the steps described will not lead to a _persistent_ EVMS integration across cluster reboots. The final version of the document will show how to do that.
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** Updated Brainshare TUT323 presentation : download [[Media:tut323_bs2007.pdf |here]]
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====Add-ons====
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* [http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/SLES_SDK#SUSE_Linux_Enterprise_10_SDK_Release SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SDK] (Software Development Kit)
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====Virtualization using SLES10====
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* General virtualization tips
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* [[SLES_10_VMWare_Tips | VMWare Tips]]
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* XEN Tips
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====Advanced Patch Management with ZLM 7.2====
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If about 250 lines of bash code don't scare you away, then take a look at the document below. It describes how you can leverage ZENworks Linux Management 7.2 for advanced management of SLES 10 ZYPP patches, if you load the patches in with a script. The document contains the code for the script in Appendix A. Bug '''fixes''' for the script can be sent to jdebaer at novell dot com.
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Updates to the script and the document will be posted here.
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* Advanced Patching of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with ZLM 7.2 (version 0.2) : download [[Media:Advanced_SLES10_Patching_0.2.pdf |here]]
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* Example usage : download [[Media:Yup2zlm_test_run.pdf | here ]]
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===SLES 9===
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The current version of [http://www.novell.com/products/linuxenterpriseserver/ SLES9] is SLES9 SP3.
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SLES 9 is available for a number of architectures and contains numerous packages (see the [http://www.novell.com/products/server9/packages.html package list]).
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For a current installation, both the general release CDs and the current service pack CDs are needed. There are no overlay images available for SLES9.
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====Download SLES 9====
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Links to the unpatched ISOs can be found on the [[SLES 9 Download]] page.
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====SLES 9 Support Packs====
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Links to the support pack ISOs can also be found on the [[SLES 9 Download]] page.
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====Add-ons====
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* [http://www.novell.com/partnerguide/section/481.html Novell Ready and YES Certified Partner Products]
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* [http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/SUSE_Linux_SDK_9 SUSE LINUX SDK 9] (Software Development Kit)
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* [http://www.novell.com/products/linuxenterpriseserver/oracle/software.html Oracle related software], including the <tt>orarun</tt> package.
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====Articles====
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* {{new}} [[Securing SLES9]] - Details some very basic actions you can take to make SLES9 even more secure.
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* [[Media:Deploying_suse_linux_using_autoyast.pdf |Deploying SUSE Linux using autoyast]] - Whitepaper about deploying blades creating installation sources, an example autoyast file, using partitioning, LVM, YOU, Nagios, LDAP, SAN.
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* {{new}} [[DNS Migration]] - Simplified guide for migrating DNS from NetWare to Linux
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==== Roberts Quick References ====
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* A place to recapture your earlier gained Linux knowledge
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* or learn about a plan for starting from scratch and endup as a Linux Professional or Engineer
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See: [[Roberts Quick References]]
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===SLES8===
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[[SLES8]] is an older version of SLES which is still supported.
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===Support for SLES===
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There are a number of [[SLES Support|support options for SLES]].
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===Certifications and hardware compatibility===
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* The [http://developer.novell.com/yessearch/Search.jsp YES Certification information]
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* The [http://cdb.novell.com/ SUSE LINUX hardware database]
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===Related products===
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* The [http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/ Novell Open Enterprise Server ], whose Linux implementation is founded upon SLES.
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* The [http://www.novell.com/products/linuxsmallbiz/ Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9] of which SLES9 is a part.
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* The [[SUSE LINUX Professional]] product for Linux users and technical enthusiasts.
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* The [http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/ Novell Linux Desktop] distribution.
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