SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 Tumbled Out

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 23, 2015

Just in time for Christmas, SUSE today announced the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1. Part of the goodies awaiting customers includes High Availability Extension, full Docker support, and security updates without full recertification. In related news, Neal Rickert today described a UEFI bug in Leap and Tumbleweed that bit him.

SUSE is the parent company or sponsor of sorts of the openSUSE/Tumbleweed distributions. The latest openSUSE release, 42.1 Leap, is based on SUSE Enterprise Linux. Today SUSE announced the immediate availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SPI update. This release brings a new extension that promotes increased uptime. The SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension provides network redundancy and "increased throughput," and more powerful system backup and rollback features.

The SUSE team is also proud to announce full Docker support this update. It was a tech preview last release, but SUSE's container support is ready for prime time. With certain enterprise-class computers, new modules allow customers to upgrade their security and container packages without having to upgrade and recertify the full system. Also mentioned are the backported Linux 4.x features into the SUSE 3.12 kernel which includes live patching and a new overlay file system.

Tumbleweed blogger Neil Rickert today said, "There have been several problems with UEFI on Leap." Bug fix updates were integrated, but "the updated shim.efi was not installed in the EFI boot settings." Another bug prevented Windows from booting with Secure Boot enabled. So, if you've been hit by this one, see Rickert's post for more information.

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