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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.3

Part I Common tasks

  • 1 Read-only file system
  • SLE Micro was designed to use a read-only root file system. This means that after the deployment is complete, you are not able to perform direct modifications to the root file system, e.g. by using zypper. Instead, SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro introduces the concept of transactional updates which ena…

  • 2 Snapshots
  • As snapshots are crucial for the correct functioning of SLE Micro, do not disable the feature, and ensure that the root partition is big enough to store the snapshots.

  • 3 Administration using transactional updates
  • 4 User space live patching
  • This chapter describes the basic principles and usage of user space live patching.