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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4

D Documentation Updates Edit source

This chapter lists content changes for this document.

This manual was updated on the following dates:

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

Bugfixes

D.2 February 2019 (Documentation Maintenance Update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4) Edit source

Bugfixes

D.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, Virtualization Technology

In Section 1.1, “Overview”, mentioned that KVM is supported on the POWER architecture (Fate #321734).

Chapter 9, Guest Installation
Chapter 14, Configuring Virtual Machines
Bugfixes

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

General
Chapter 9, Guest Installation
Chapter 14, Configuring Virtual Machines
Chapter 27, Setting Up a KVM VM Host Server
Chapter 29, Running Virtual Machines with qemu-system-ARCH
Chapter 31, Linux Containers
Bugfixes

D.5 November 2016 (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 5, Virtualization Tools
Chapter 7, Supported Guests, Hosts and Features
Chapter 10, Basic VM Guest Management
Chapter 11, Connecting and Authorizing
Chapter 13, Managing Networks
Chapter 14, Configuring Virtual Machines
Chapter 16, VM Guest Clock Settings
Chapter 17, libguestfs
Chapter 18, Setting Up a Virtual Machine Host
Chapter 20, Managing a Virtualization Environment
Chapter 21, Block Devices in Xen
Chapter 29, Running Virtual Machines with qemu-system-ARCH

D.6 March 2016 (Documentation Maintenance Update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1) Edit source

Chapter 7, Supported Guests, Hosts and Features

D.7 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).

General
  • Added Chapter 13, Managing Networks.

  • Rewrote large parts of the PCI Pass-Through documentation since KVM PCI Pass-Through has been replaced by VFIO.

Chapter 7, Supported Guests, Hosts and Features
  • Updated the lists of supported VM Guests and VM Host Servers (Fate #319284 and #319285).

Chapter 10, Basic VM Guest Management
Chapter 12, Managing Storage
Chapter 14, Configuring Virtual Machines
Chapter 19, Virtual Networking
Chapter 23, Administrative Tasks
Chapter 27, Setting Up a KVM VM Host Server
Chapter 29, Running Virtual Machines with qemu-system-ARCH
Bugfixes

D.8 February 2015 (Documentation Maintenance Update) Edit source

Bugfixes

D.9 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.

Part I, “Introduction”
Chapter 8, Starting and Stopping libvirtd
  • Added introductory paragraph on virt-install.

Chapter 9, Guest Installation
Chapter 12, Managing Storage
Chapter 14, Configuring Virtual Machines
Chapter 10, Basic VM Guest Management
Part IV, “Managing Virtual Machines with Xen”
  • Migrated from Xend/xm toolkit to xl.

Chapter 22, Virtualization: Configuration Options and Settings
Chapter 28, Guest Installation
Chapter 29, Running Virtual Machines with qemu-system-ARCH
Chapter 30, Virtual Machine Administration Using QEMU Monitor
Part VI, “Managing Virtual Machines with LXC”
Bugfixes
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