The implementation of an operating system either in an existing IT
environment or as a completely new rollout must be carefully prepared.
With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, get a variety of new features. It is impossible to
describe all the new features here. The following is just a list of
major enhancements that might be of interest.
- Xen 3.0 Virtualization
Runs many virtual machines on a single server, each with its own
instance of an operating system. For more information, see Section 23.0,
Virtual Machine Server.
Several new configuration options have been developed for YaST.
These are normally described in the chapters about the
- CIM Management with openWBEM
The Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMON) is a Web-based
enterprise management utility. It provides a mature
management framework. See also Section 9.0,
The management utility SPident gives an overview of the
installed software base and clarifies the current service pack
level of the system.
- Directory Services
Several LDAP-compliant directory services are available:
- Novell AppArmor
Harden your System with the Novell AppArmor technology. This service is
described in depth in “” (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide).
iSCSI provides an easy and reasonably
inexpensive solution for connecting Linux computers to central
storage systems. Find more information about iSCSI in Section 11.0,
Mass Storage over IP Networks—iSCSI
- Network File System v4
Starting with version 10, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server supports NFS also in version 4.
This gives you performance improvements, strong security, and a
- Oracle Cluster File System 2
OCFS2 is a general-purpose journaling file system that is fully
integrated in the Linux 2.6 kernel and later. Find an overview
of OCFS2 in Section 14.0,
Oracle Cluster File System 2.
- Heartbeat 2
Heartbeat 2 provides a cluster membership and messaging
infrastructure. The setup of such a cluster is described in Section 13.0,
Installing a Heartbeat 2 Cluster Using YaST.
- Multipath I/O
Device mapping multipath IO features automatic configuration of
the subsystem for a large variety of setups. See also Section 10.0,
- Linux Kernel Crash Dump
Debugging kernel-related problems is now much more comfortable
when using Kexec and Kdump. This technology is available on
x86, AMD64, Intel EM64T, and POWER platforms.