SUSE Rolls Out Service Pack 2 for SLE

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SUSE has released the second service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise.

The latest iteration of the flagship operating system from SUSE has been unleashed. SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 2 is now available, along with SUSE Manager 4.1. This release brings along with it a number of important features and improvements for the enterprise-ready platform.

On the Cloud front, SLE 15 SP2 makes it easier to benefit from hyperscalers using updated cloud images for Alibaba, Azure, AWS, Google, IBM, and Oracle. With SP2 you can also deploy large-scale HPC systems in AWS and support is now provided for the Elastic Fabric Adapter and Graviton2 CPUs.

With SLE 15 SP2, users are able to migrate from openSUSE Leap to the enterprise-grade platform (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server). This new option is a "try before you buy" rollout, so users can test SLES and then, if they deem it worthy, can purchase a license.

Other features include: Extended Zypper package search; SLE Software Development Kit is now integrated, such that development packages are automatically installed; Python 3 is installed by default; LDAP and OpenLDAP have been replaced by the 389 Directory Server; the Subscription Management Tool has been replaced by the Repository Mirroring Tool; and SLE Live Patching is now available for the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms.

The latest release of SLE is based on the Linux 5.3 kernel and is available on X86-64, Arm, IBM Power, IBM Z, and LinuxONE hardware architectures.

For more information, see the SUSE general availability listing for SLE 15 SP 2.

07/23/2020
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