We recommend to check for updates at least every three months. If there is at least one newer release available with medium or high update priority, please download the latest version from the customer portal and deploy it to your test environment.
Release notes usually only list changes that happened between two subsequent releases.Certain important entries from the release notes of previous product versions are repeated.To make these entries easier to identify, they contain a note to that effect.
However, repeated entries are provided as a courtesy only.Therefore, if you are skipping one or more service packs, check the release notes of the skipped service packs as well.If you are only reading the release notes of the current release, you could miss important changes.
SLE 15 SP2 includes the Linux 5.3 kernel.This new kernel release includes upstream features such as 16 million additionally usable IPv4 addresses, utilization clamping support in the task scheduler, power-efficient userspace waiting with the umwait x86_64 instructions and many more.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 has a 13-year life cycle, with 10 years of General Support and 3 years of Extended Support.The current version (SP2) will be fully maintained and supported until 6 months after the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3.
Technology previews may only be available for specific hardware architectures.Details and functionality of technology previews are subject to change.As a result, upgrading to subsequent releases of a technology preview may be impossible and require a fresh installation.
The modules available within the product line based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2 at the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 are listed in the Modules and Extensions Quick Start at -SP2/html/SLES-all/art-modules.html.
The package python-apache-libcloud has been updated to version 2.8.0.This release contains important fixes and enhancements over 2.0.0, especially for new APIs related to Microsoft Azure, and Amazon EC2 zones.For more information about the changes in this release, see -2-8-0-released.html.
Reflinks are available only on file systems formatted with the -m reflink=1 option of mkfs.xfs.The duperemove utility can be used for data deduplication on a reflink-enabled file system.Note that this feature is not yet compatible with file system DAX and is available on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 and later.Earlier releases of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can read reflink-enabled XFS file systems but not write them.Read-write mounts of reflink-enabled XFS file systems are strongly discouraged on these systems.
Enables KVM guests to directly access ECKD DASD devices using CCW passthrough.This allows the exploiting advanced features like HyperPAV and reserve/release.IPL from DASD is provided as a technology preview in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2.
This release notes document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC-BY-ND-4.0). You should have received a copy of the license along with this document. If not, see -nd/4.0/. 076b4e4f54