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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4

A Documentation Updates Edit source

This chapter lists content changes for this document.

This manual was updated on the following dates:

A.1 February 2019 (Documentation Maintenance Update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4) Edit source

Bugfixes

A.2 December 2018 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4) Edit source

Section 14.1, “List of Optional Modules”

Updated the list of optional modules for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4.

Section 14.2, “List of Available Extensions”

Added a list of available extensions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4.

Part VI, “Updating and Upgrading SUSE Linux Enterprise”

A.3 October 2018 (Documentation Maintenance Update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3) Edit source

General Changes to the Documentation
  • Improved consistency of Docker terminology throughout the documentation. This includes renaming a guide to Docker Open Source Engine Guide.

Chapter 1, Planning for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Chapter 7, Cloning Disk Images
Section 14.1, “List of Optional Modules”
Chapter 15, Installing Multiple Kernel Versions

Corrected kernel version strings in Section 15.1.1, “Automatically Deleting Unused Kernels” (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1020271).

Chapter 16, Managing Users with YaST
Bugfixes

A.4 September 2017 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3) Edit source

General
Chapter 6, Installation with YaST

In Section 6.6, “IBM z Systems: Disk Activation”, adjusted a link to point to a more appropriate section in the Storage Administration Guide (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1042060).

Chapter 9, Preparing the Boot of the Target System
Chapter 14, Installing Modules, Extensions, and Third Party Add-On Products
Chapter 18, Life Cycle and Support
Chapter 19, Upgrading SUSE Linux Enterprise
Chapter 20, Upgrading Offline
Chapter 21, Upgrading Online
Bugfixes

A.5 April 2017 (Documentation Maintenance Release) Edit source

Chapter 4, Installation on IBM z Systems
Section 18.3, “Module Life Cycles”
Bugfixes

A.6 November 2016 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2) Edit source

General
  • The e-mail address for documentation feedback has changed to doc-team@suse.com.

  • The documentation for Docker Open Source Engine has been enhanced and renamed to Docker Guide.

General Changes to this Guide
Chapter 3, Installation on IBM POWER
Chapter 4, Installation on IBM z Systems
Chapter 6, Installation with YaST
Chapter 18, Life Cycle and Support
Chapter 21, Upgrading Online
Bugfixes

A.7 March 2016 (Documentation Maintenance Release) Edit source

Chapter 4, Installation on IBM z Systems
Chapter 12, Advanced Disk Setup

A.8 December 2015 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1) Edit source

General
  • SMT Guide is now part of the documentation for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

  • Add-ons provided by SUSE have been renamed as modules and extensions. The manuals have been updated to reflect this change.

  • Numerous small fixes and additions to the documentation, based on technical feedback.

  • The registration service has been changed from Novell Customer Center to SUSE Customer Center.

  • In YaST, you will now reach Network Settings via the System group. Network Devices is gone (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=867809).

Chapter 2, Installation on AMD64 and Intel 64
  • Removed pointers to the Failsafe boot option, which has been removed (Fate #317016).

Chapter 4, Installation on IBM z Systems
Chapter 6, Installation with YaST
Chapter 13, Installing or Removing Software
Chapter 14, Installing Modules, Extensions, and Third Party Add-On Products
  • Updated chapter to reflect the software changes to the former YaST SUSE Customer Center Configuration dialog (now called Product Registration) and the YaST Add-On Products module (Fate #318800).

Chapter 12, Advanced Disk Setup
  • Mentioned that subvolumes for /var/lib/mariadb, /var/lib/pgsql, and /var/lib/libvirt/images are created with the option no copy on write by default to avoid extensive fragmenting with Btrfs.

Subscription Management
Part VI, “Updating and Upgrading SUSE Linux Enterprise”
Bugfixes

A.9 February 2015 (Documentation Maintenance Release) Edit source

Section 6.12, “Clock and Time Zone”

With NTP disabled it is recommended to avoid writing system time to the hardware clock. Thus set SYSTOHC=no.

Bugfixes

A.10 October 2014 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12) Edit source

General
  • Removed all KDE documentation and references because KDE is no longer shipped.

  • Removed all references to SuSEconfig, which is no longer supported (Fate #100011).

  • Move from System V init to systemd (Fate #310421). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • YaST Runlevel Editor has changed to Services Manager (Fate #312568). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • Removed all references to ISDN support, as ISDN support has been removed (Fate #314594).

  • Removed all references to the YaST DSL module as it is no longer shipped (Fate #316264).

  • Removed all references to the YaST Modem module as it is no longer shipped (Fate #316264).

  • Btrfs has become the default file system for the root partition (Fate #315901). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The dmesg now provides human-readable time stamps in ctime()-like format (Fate #316056). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • syslog and syslog-ng have been replaced by rsyslog (Fate #316175). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • MariaDB is now shipped as the relational database instead of MySQL (Fate #313595). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • SUSE-related products are no longer available from http://download.novell.com but from http://download.suse.com. Adjusted links accordingly.

  • Novell Customer Center has been replaced with SUSE Customer Center. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • /var/run is mounted as tmpfs (Fate #303793). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The following architectures are no longer supported: IA64 and x86. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The traditional method for setting up the network with ifconfig has been replaced by wicked. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • A lot of networking commands are deprecated and have been replaced by newer commands (usually ip). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

    arp: ip neighbor
    ifconfig: ip addr, ip link
    iptunnel: ip tunnel
    iwconfig: iw
    nameif: ip link, ifrename
    netstat: ss, ip route, ip -s link, ip maddr
    route: ip route
  • Numerous small fixes and additions to the documentation, based on technical feedback.

Chapter 2, Installation on AMD64 and Intel 64
  • Updated system requirements.

Chapter 3, Installation on IBM POWER
  • Added POWER8 to the list of supported hardware (Fate #315272).

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for POWER has moved to Little Endian. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

Chapter 4, Installation on IBM z Systems
  • Updated the list of supported platforms: Removed IBM Series z9 and z10 machines and added IBM zEnterprise BC12.

  • Updated the memory and disk space requirements.

  • Removed instructions on how to IPL from tape—this is no longer supported.

  • Rewrote large parts of Section 4.2.5, “Network Configuration” to remove redundant information and make it more concise.

  • Removed references to Token Ring, which is no longer supported (Fate #313154).

Chapter 6, Installation with YaST
Chapter 19, Upgrading SUSE Linux Enterprise
Chapter 11, Setting Up Hardware Components with YaST
Chapter 13, Installing or Removing Software
Chapter 14, Installing Modules, Extensions, and Third Party Add-On Products
Subscription Management
  • For registering clients against an SMT server, suse_register has been replaced with SUSEConnect (Fate #316585).

Bugfixes
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