Web Seminars

AMD’s Virtual Experience is a pretty cool marketing/virtual tradeshow where you can view videos and short presentations on a variety of technologies related to AMD — such as SUSE Linux Enterprise in the Novell booth.

Of course, you could visit the other vendors at the virtual trade show, but why not start by checking out the Novell booth and learn how SLE takes advantage of the technologies in the latest generation of AMD Quad-core Opteron processors…


(Part of the Secure and Manage web seminar series…)

  • Web EventOctober 24, 2007 @ 1pm ET
  • Learn how Novell ZENworks Orchestrator, ZENworks Virtual Machine Management and other Novell data center management solutions and technologies can optimize your data center and make all your virtual and physical resources more efficient and cost effective. During this seminar, you’ll explore how these Novell solutions can help you consolidate servers, harness untapped server capacity, manage and maintain data center resources more effectively, and mitigate user errors and unexpected disasters..
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Hey did you hear about that event we’re having??

So, to enhance your ability to learn about and be reminded of upcoming events, we’re going to start using the blog to “remind” you. While we already have a section of the blog dedicated to upcoming events, and we post notices on the blog home page, we also want to help those of you using RSS feeders to be reminded and aware as well. So starting now, you will start to see key events appear in the RSS feed as well.

To help those of us who are natural-born skimmers, I plan to also add a small graphic icon which will tell at a glance if it’s an event, training, web seminar or conference.

As always, comments welcome.

Got an hour? If you’re interested in getting a good overview of virtualization and the SUSE Linux Enterprise offering, you might want to check out a webcast we hosted for a select group of customers on July 10.

(Correction in webcast: List of officially supported virtualized OS’s can be found here)

Click here to see the recording.

Also, during the session several questions were entered into the chat window. Here are the answers to those questions…

say that again please… about the subscription fees, please…
ANSWER: If you have a subscription for the SLES virtualization host server already, you don’t need to purchase additional subscriptions for the virtual SLES servers on that box. For example, if you want to run 5 virtual SLES servers on that physical box, you will only need 1 SLES subscription for that situation. Saves you $$!!

how about per socket or per core costs?
ANSWER: SLES subscriptions do not count processor cores. We do count sockets. Up to 32 sockets are included in the normal SLES subscription.

OES 1 isn’t supported?
ANSWER: OES v1 is not supported on Xen in SLES 10. However, OES v2 will be supported.

can you do concurrent para and full servers? i.e. one suse and one windows at the same time?
ANSWER: Yes. As long as your server supports the Intel VT or AMD Virtualization instruction sets, you can run both paravirtualization and full virtualization on the same physical server. For example, you can run a SLES server paravirtualized on the same box as a Windows fully virtualized server.

list price of virtual machine driver pack?
ANSWER: Retail pricing can be found on the website here. Contact your reseller or Novell rep for a specific price quote for you.

Can VM be run on a HA Cluster?
ANSWER: Yes, virtual machines can be run on a high availability cluster. In fact, they can be nodes in a cluster as well.

Is there USB hardware support for the guest?
ANSWER: No USB support at this time. It is on the list of feature requests however.

Is Orchestrator part of SES 10 or XEN?
ANSWER: ZENworks Orchestrator is a completely separate product from SLES and Xen. More info about Orchestrator can be found here.

Is the PCI Frontend and Backend now compiled in XEN kernel?
ANSWER: Researching… stay tuned.

Do you back up all virtual machines from single backup device?
ANSWER: You can use your “normal” backup process to back up individual virtual machines.

Unfortunately, not everyone gets to attend BrainShare in Salt Lake City, UT.  So if you couldn’t convince the boss to let you go, here’s another way to get at least a little bit of BrainShare in your blood…

The top 10 BrainShare sessions will be offered virtually for only $269.  It’ll only be available until the end of April, so act now to maximize the amount of time you have to review the material!

For more details, which 10 sessions, registration, etc…

Make an Impact with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
That Windows license bill got you down? Looking for ways to save big without sacrificing features and functionality? You DO have a choice! IDC suggests that you make desktop deployment decisions with your end-user in mind. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop will wow the socks off your sales force, customer service reps, engineers and even your shop floor operators while increasing their productivity. And as a bonus you’ll finally be able to take a break from all that patching. View this webinar. You’ll end up wanting to re-calculate your desktop TCO!

On Demand Web Seminar – http://www.novell.com/solutions/desktop/manufacturing/

Discover the benefits of Linux in Government computing. With our partner AMD, learn how Linux will improve worker productivity, bolster security and reliability, increase functionality, lower overall total cost of ownership, and enable today’s Governments to move away from rigid proprietary solutions of the past.

On Demand Seminar – http://www.novell.com/government/linux

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