Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP 4 is out

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 4 was released today. It contains lots of software updates and features. For more information have a look at the release notes of our Server and Desktop version.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 templates

SUSE Studio supports the new SUSE Linux Enterprise release from day one. Just click on the Create appliance link after you log in and select the template you'd like to start with.

As always you can configure, build, testdrive and publish your appliance.

Configure SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 GNOME desktop

Testdriving SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4 GNOME desktop


SUSE Linux Enterprise SP4 includes a lot of updates like new versions for openSSH and zypper. OpenSSH is constantly improving and gaining new and more secure cipher suites. The newest SUSE Linux Service pack ships with version 6.6p1 of openSSH which includes modern elliptic curve ciphers based on the elliptic curve Curve25519, resulting in public key types Ed25519. Also the new transport cipher "" was added, using the ChaCha20 stream cipher and Poly1305 MAC developed by Dan Bernstein.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 updates also PostgreSQL to Version 9.4 which includes the new JSONB data type for PostgreSQL. With the new data type users no longer have to choose between relational and non-relational data stores: they can have both at the same time. JSONB supports fast lookups and simple expression search queries using Generalized Inverted Indexes (GIN). For more information have a look at the PostgreSQL Wiki.


As usual you can upgrade previous SUSE Linux Enterprise versions to the new Service Pack 4. Just go to the start tab of your appliance and click the Upgrade button at the top bar.

Different than previously, we implemented a step-wise-upgrade. That means, if you currently run on SLES11 SP3 and you want to upgrade to SLES12 you need two steps (SLES11 SP3 -> SLES11 SP4 -> SLES12) and we won't upgrade to the latest version automatically.

First step: Upgrade to SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4

Second step: Upgrade to SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

In case you are not satisfied with the upgrade you can also rollback to your old appliance version. Just click on Undo upgrade at the bottom of the appliance start tab.

Rollback to SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP4

Happy building :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


We are planning maintenance on our Studio hardware on Thursday
28.05.2015 between 13.00 and 17.00 o'clock CEST (+0200 UTC).
Please prepare for limited service during that time.


Your SUSE Studio Team

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Google OpenID 2.0 service discontinued

Google discontinues their OpenID 2.0 service, which is responsible for authenticating you using your Google Account in Studio.

So what does it mean for you ? First of all, you are still able to use your Google Account as usual to logon. Since Google OAuth 2.0 replaces OpenID 2.0 for authenticating your account, you might be prompted to re-consent Studio to verify your Google Account. In your user account information page in Studio an additional Google Account using OAuth 2.0 will show up after successful logon. You might delete your old account marked as deprecated.

Enjoy building!

Your Studio Team

Google OpenID 2.0 deprecated information:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SUSE Studio enabled ec2 image type for SLES 12

We're happy to announce that ec2 image type has been enabled for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 appliances. From now on you can build and upload SLE12 appliances that are base on JeOS or Server template in the Amazon Web Service.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

appliances with libreoffice ... fixed

Dear user, if you were having trouble building an appliance with libreoffice, we want you to know that we have fixed the issue! Please try again and sorry for any trouble.

libreoffice requires bash to be installed before. Usually this is the case, and that is why it got unnoticed until now. Unfortunately this is the case for studio, and then is when we had the issue.

For studio we had commit a workaround so you can build appliances and we had filed a bug on openSUSE 13.2 so that we can work on the issue for the next openSUSE release:

We are sorry for this issue.

Monday, December 15, 2014

openSUSE 13.2 templates released

Today we released new templates for openSUSE 13.2.

openSUSE 13.2 includes a couple of bug fixes and improvements, some bigger cleanups of YaST as well as the integration of wicked, which replaces old ifup scripts that were used in the past to configure network, and dracut, which replaces mkinitrd. A complete list of features can be found in the openSUSE wiki.

Templates for JeOS, Server, Gnome and KDE desktop appliances for 13.2 can be found on the Create appliance page. Once you picked your favored template you can start configuring it in the appliance editor.

And this is how it looks like in testdrive:

Testdriving openSUSE 13.2 Gnome desktop appliance

Testdriving openSUSE 13.2 KDE desktop appliance

Upgrade path

As usual we are going to provide an upgrade path that smoothens the process of upgrading existing 13.1 appliances to 13.2. We are working on this feature right now and look forward to release it soon.

Have fun

Update (Dez 29 16:42:21 UTC): Upgrade path to openSUSE 13.2 got released. You can now upgrade your old openSUSE appliances to 13.2!

Monday, November 3, 2014

SLE12 is here! (technology preview)

Be advised that SLE12 support on SUSE Studio is a technology preview.

Just a few days after the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 release, you can create SLE12 appliances with SUSE Studio as you have been creating them for the SLE11 series or the openSUSE versions.

New products based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 feature enhancements that more readily enable system uptime, improve operational efficiency and accelerate innovation:
  • New core technologies like systemd (replacing the time honored System V based init process) and wicked (introducing a modern, dynamic network configuration infrastructure).
  • The open source database system MariaDB is fully supported now.
  • Support for the open-vm-tools together with VMware for better integration into VMware based hypervisor environments.
  • Linux Containers are integrated into the virtualization management infrastructure (lib-virt).
  • Docker is provided as a technology preview.
  • GNOME 3.10 (or just GNOME 3), giving users a modern desktop environment.
  • Integration with the new SUSE Customer Center, SUSE's central web portal to manage Subscriptions, Entitlements, and provide access to Support.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 includes infrastructure for a live kernel patching technology delivered through SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Modules offer a choice of supplemental packages, ranging from tools for Web Development and Scripting, through a Cloud Management module, technically delivered as extra repositories.
 Just choose one the SLE12 ready templates and start creating your SLE12 based product.

Do you already have a SLE11SP3 appliance? Click on the Upgrade button and convert that to a SLE12 based appliance.

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