SLE Links

Frequently Asked SUSE Linux Enterprise(SLE) Links:
  • Download!
  • Technical Specifications
  • Documentation (HTML and PDFs)
  • Support Lifecycle (EOL)
  • Training and Certifications
  • Customer Success Stories
  • 3rd party (ISVs) software/application suppor
  • Subscription and Pricing Policies 


    Download! - [ http://download.novell.com ]
    This is the entry page to all Novell software downloads.  Simply select the appropriate SUSE Linux Enterprise product and version (optional) from the drop-down list to continue.

    Quick, generic SLES search will yield this page - [ LINK ]




    Technical Specifications:
    This contains all relevant technical specifications for the specific SLE product.  Neatly categorized into 4 Tabs titled Systems Requirements, Package Descriptions, Kernel Limits and File System Support.

    SLE Desktop 11 - [ http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/techspecs.html ]

    SLE Server 11 - [ http://www.novell.com/products/server/techspecs.html ]

    SLE Desktop 10 - [ http://www.novell.com/products/desktop10/techspecs.html ]

    SLE Server 10 - [ http://www.novell.com/products/server10/techspecs.html ]

    SLE Server 9 - [ http://www.novell.com/products/server9/techspecs.html ]


    Documentation (HTML and PDFs) - [ http://www.novell.com/documentation/suse.html ]
    This is the starting point for SLE Desktop and Server documentation across all versions.  You may choose to browse the docs online (HTML) or download the whole lot for a version as a zip file of PDFs.


    Support Lifecycle (EOL)
    A few important links here to understanding enterprise support for SLE, EOL dates, other support options and support knowledgebase.

    Support Lifecycle - [ http://support.novell.com/lifecycle ]
    SLE Support Lifecycle Chart - [ Link ]

    Support Lifecycle FAQs - [ http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/faq.html ] - Dead Link noted on 23 Nov 2011

    Long Term Service Pack Support - [ http://www.novell.com/linux/service-pack-support.html ]

    Extended Support Service Request Package - [ http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/extended_support.html ]

    Novell Support Knowledgebase - [ http://www.novell.com/support/microsites/microsite.do ]


    Training and Certifications
    Links to the latest (version 11) certification pages with information on certification exam process, syllabus and training courses available...

    Certified Linux Desktop Administrator - [ http://www.novell.com/training/certinfo/clda ]
    Certified Linux Administrator - [ http://www.novell.com/training/certinfo/cla ]
    Certified Linux Professional - [ http://www.novell.com/training/certinfo/clp ]
    Certified Linux Engineer - [ http://www.novell.com/training/certinfo/cle/11 ]


    Customer Success Stories

    Landing/search page - [ http://www.novell.com/success ]
    Specific SLE customers - [ LINK ]



    3rd party (ISVs) software/application support - [ http://www.novell.com/partner/isv/isvcatalog ] - redirects to http://www.suse.com/partner/isv/isvcatalog


    Subscription and Pricing Policies - [ http://www.novell.com/products/server/policy.html ] - redirects to http://www.suse.com/products/server/policy.html
    This page includes unique virtualization pricing policy of SLES on Xen and other virtualization technologies on x86 & x86_64 platforms.

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