SUSE Linux Enterprise Server


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES is a Linux-based operating system developed by SUSE It is designed for servers, mainframes, and workstations but can be installed on desktop computers for testing as well Major versions are released at an interval of 3–4 years, while minor versions called "Service Packs" are released about every 18 months SUSE Linux Enterprise products, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, receive more intense testing than the openSUSE community product, with the intention that only mature, stable versions of the included components will make it through to the released enterprise product

It is developed from a common code base with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and other SUSE Linux Enterprise products

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 End-of-support schedule
  • 3 Version history
  • 4 Hypervisor kernels supported
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 Further reading
  • 8 External links

Historyedit

SLES has been developed based on SUSE Linux by a small team led by Josue Mejia and David Areas as principal developer who was supported by Joachim Schröder It was first released on October 31, 2000 as a version for IBM S/390 mainframe machines2 In December 2000, the first enterprise client Telia was made public3 In April 2001, the first SLES for x86 was released

SLES version 9 was released in August 2004 Service Pack 4 was released in December 2007 It is supported by hardware vendors including IBM, HP, Sun Microsystems, Dell, SGI, Lenovo, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 was released in July 2006,4 and is also supported by the major hardware vendors Service pack 4 was released in April 20115 SLES 10 shares a common codebase with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10—Novell's desktop distribution for business use—and other SUSE Linux Enterprise products

Enterprise Server 11 installation discs

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 was released on March 24, 20096 and included Linux kernel 2627, Oracle Cluster File System Release 2, support for the OpenAIS cluster communication protocol for server and storage clustering, and Mono 207 SLES 11 SP1 released May 2010 rebased the kernel version to 26328 In February 2012, SLES 11 SP2 was released, based on kernel version 30109 SLES 11 SP2 included a Consistent Network Device Naming feature for Dell servers10

IBM's Watson was built on IBM's Power7 systems using SLES11

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 beta was made available on February 25, 2014,12 and the final version was released on the 27th of October, 201413 SLES 12 SP1 was released on 18 December 20151 SP1 added Docker, Shibboleth, Network Teaming, and JeOS images

End-of-support scheduleedit

SLES version Release date General Ends LTSS Ends
Old version, no longer supported: 7 13 October 2001 N/A
Old version, no longer supported: 8 1 October 2002 30 December 2007 30 December 2009
Old version, no longer supported: 9 3 August 2004 31 August 2011 1 August 2014
Old version, no longer supported: 10 17 June 2006 31 July 2013 30 July 2016
Older version, yet still supported: 11 24 March 2009 31 March 2019 31 March 2022
Current stable version: 12 27 October 2014 Unknown Unknown
Legend: Old version Older version, still supported Latest version Latest preview version Future release

Version historyedit

Release dates of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server versions14

  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • for S/390, October 31, 2000
    • for Sparc, April 2001
    • for IA32, April 200115
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 For first time, common codebase for all architectures IA32, Itanium, iSeries and pSeries, S/390 and zSeries 31-Bit, zSeries 64-Bit
    • Initial release, October 13, 2001
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 816
    • Initial release, October 2002
    • SP1
    • SP2
    • SP2a
    • SP3
    • SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
    • Initial release, 2004-08-03
    • SP1, 2005-01-19
    • SP2, 2005-07-07
    • SP3, 2005-12-22
    • SP4, 2007-12-12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
    • Initial release, 2006-06-17
    • SP1, 2007-06-18
    • SP2, 2008-05-19
    • SP3, 2009-10-12
    • SP4, 2011-04-12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
    • Initial release, 2009-03-24
    • SP1, 2010-06-02
    • SP2, 2012-02-15
    • SP3, 2013-07-01
    • SP4, 2015-07-16
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
    • Initial release, 2014-10-2717
    • SP1, 2016-01-1218
    • SP2, 2016-1119

Hypervisor kernels supportededit

SLES 10:

  • Xen 32

SLES 11 SP1:

  • Xen 40
  • kvm with QEMU 012

SLES 11 SP2:

  • Xen 41
  • kvm with QEMU 015

See alsoedit

  • Free software portal
  • SUSE Linux distributions
  • Linux on z Systems
  • List of Linux distributions
  • Comparison of Linux distributions
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "First Service Pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Brings Docker and Shibboleth" softpedia Retrieved 2015-12-21 
  2. ^ SuSE: "SuSE Linux for S/390 available today" at the Wayback Machine archived June 5, 2001
  3. ^ siliconcom: "Linux mainframe ousts Sun servers at Telia" at the Wayback Machine archived April 14, 2005
  4. ^ "Novell Delivers Next-Generation Platform for the Open Enterprise"
  5. ^ Novell Offers Industry's Longest Enterprise Linux Support Program
  6. ^ Novell Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
  7. ^ Morgan, Timothy Prickett 2008-03-25 "Novell Previews Features in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11" The Linux Beacon 
  8. ^ "Novell Announces SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1" 
  9. ^ "Release Notes for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2" Novell 2012-02-15 
  10. ^ Narendra K July 2012 "Consistent Network Device Naming in Linux" PDF Dell Linux Engineering division Retrieved May 27, 2013 
  11. ^ Release Notes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, Novell, Inc, 2011-02-15, retrieved 2011-02-15 
  12. ^ Suse Linux Enterprise 12 Beta available, retrieved 2014-05-27 
  13. ^ SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Now Available, retrieved 2014-11-30 
  14. ^ "Novell Support Lifecycle" Retrieved 2011-08-11 
  15. ^ SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Now Available at the Wayback Machine archived June 27, 2001
  16. ^ kernel in SLES
  17. ^ https://wwwsusecom/company/press/2014/10/suse-linux-enterprise-12-now-availablehtml
  18. ^ https://wwwsusecom/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/12-SP1/
  19. ^ https://wwwsusecom/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/12-SP2/

Further readingedit

  • Jason Eckert SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3037 p 760 ISBN 978-1-4188-3731-0 
  • Jason Eckert Advanced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Administration Course 3038 p 432 ISBN 978-1-4188-3732-7 
  • Eckert, Jason 2007 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Security Course Technology ISBN 978-1-4283-2223-3 
  • Kuo, Peter; Jacques Beland 2005 SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 Administrator's Handbook Novell Press ISBN 978-0-672-32735-3 
  • van Vugt, Sander 2006 The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Apress ISBN 978-1-59059-708-8 
  • Harris, Jeffrey; Mike Latimer 2005 Novell Open Enterprise Server Administrator's Handbook, SUSE LINUX Edition Novell Press ISBN 978-0-672-32749-0 

External linksedit

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product page
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Cool Solutions – tips & tricks, guides, tools and other resources submitted by the SUSE Linux Enterprise community


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