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Paravirtualization dramatically increases the performance of your virtual machines. A paravirtualized system gives you access to up to 95% of your virtual machine’s computing power by forcing the operating system and hypervisor to work together more efficiently. It does this by opening additional channels of communication between the Xen and KVM hypervisors in SUSE Linux Enterprise and the unmodified guest operating systems running in a virtual environment, thus accelerating network and storage input/output and improving overall efficiency. The paravirtualized drivers in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack deliver the performance benefits of paravirtualization, with the wider availability of full virtualization. Improved performance of virtualized systems. Full enterprise support. Extended life of legacy & custom applications. Increased flexibility & control. Comprehensive assortment of compatible drivers.

The paravirtualized drivers in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack extend the useful life of your legacy and custom applications that are only supported on older operating systems. SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack contains 32-bit and 64-bit paravirtualized disk, network and balloon drivers for a wide variety of platforms. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack gives you greater flexibility and control over Windows guest OSs in both Xen and KVM-based host environments. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server includes commercial support for both Xen and KVM hypervisor technologies. And now you can run unmodified Windows applications with near native performance in virtual environments created with Xen or KVM. The same paravirtualized drivers in the SUSE Linux Enterprise SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack support both Xen and KVM.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack — Improve The Performance

The paravirtualized drivers in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack make it easy to achieve the level of performance you need, with support for a broad range of software and hardware. The paravirtualized drivers in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack make it easy to get the performance you need, with support for a broad range of software and hardware. Paravirtualization is a way of increasing the performance of virtualized systems. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack is a fee-based bundle of paravirtualized disk, network and balloon drivers. They let you run fully-virtualized Windows workloads on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with near-native performance. The drivers do this by opening additional channels of communication between the Xen and KVM hypervisors in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and the unmodified guest operating systems running in a virtual environment. This accelerates network and storage input/output and improves overall efficiency.

How The Paravirtualized Drivers Deliver Higher Performance

Paravirtualization typically delivers higher performance than full virtualization because the operating system and hypervisor work together more efficiently without the overhead imposed by the emulation of the entire system’s resources. However, paravirtualization requires that guest operating systems be modified to recognize the hypervisor, and while more and more operating systems today are being modified to recognize Xen and KVM hypervisors, only a subset of the major operating platforms have been modified. Although fully virtualized workloads run slower than their equivalent paravirtualized ones, full virtualization does not require that the guest operating system be modified. Therefore, more workloads and guest operating systems today can be fully virtualized than can be paravirtualized. The paravirtualized drivers in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack deliver the performance benefits of paravirtualization, with the wider availability of full virtualization.

Get Greater Flexibility And Control

Easily migrate your Windows virtual machines from Xen to KVM hosts. To maximize resource utilization or improve performance, you may want to move your Windows guests from a Xen to KVM hosted environment, or vice versa. Our latest Driver Pack includes support for tools like virt-v2v to make migrating Windows guests quick and easy. Administer your Windows guests from your virtualization host. Included in the Driver Pack is a new Windows guest agent that facilitates communication between guest and KVM host environments. Now you can save time by initiating certain tasks from your host environment, without having to connect directly into your Windows virtual machines. In addition to maintenance and updates, get enterprise quality technical support from SUSE that inherits the support terms and conditions of your underlying SUSE Linux Enterprise Server host operating system.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack

Geo Clustering

Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) is a leading open source networked disk management tool, DRBD enables you to build single partitions from multiple disks that mirror each other and make data highly available. Node recovery with Relax and Recover (formerly ReaR) enables a quick return to full operational status after a node failure. It allows the administrator to take a full snapshot of the system and restore this snapshot on recovery hardware after a disaster. This feature is included on the x86 and x86-64 architectures.

Administrators who lack in-depth knowledge of Linux clustering can use the simple wizards and templates included in SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension to quickly complete basic set-up tasks. Cluster Join enables effortless cluster set-up and expansion of existing clusters. Once you build a node or cluster, you can add new nodes without the need to manually replicate configurations. The Cluster Bootstrap offers a menu driven set-up process for rapidly deploying a base cluster.

Linux Enterprise Desktop

Fun to Use, cost-effective, and designed for mixed IT Environments. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop delivers essential office functionality affordably. It coexists with Windows, Mac, UNIX, and other operating systems. In addition, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop gives you dozens of leading applications, including a web browser, email, collaboration tools, and multimedia players — all at no extra cost. This is a Linux desktop you will clamor to use. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop delivers an intuitive desktop experience through an award-winning graphical user interface, integrated search and accessibility capabilities, and powerful 3D graphical effects. Give your users the very best: a Linux desktop, available in a host of languages, that gives you a dramatically new way to be productive.

Tired of paying high prices for Windows? Then switch to a Linux desktop. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop can cost up to 90 percent less than Windows and Office, making this Linux desktop more than pay for itself. Change the way you think about your desktop platform and lower your costs today. Get more bang for your buck. Want a web browser? Check. Want email and calendaring? Check. Want instant messaging, multimedia and dozens of other essential applications? Check, check, check. Get the Linux desktop that comes bundled with dozens of leading applications — all at no extra cost. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is the all-in-one desktop solution that ramps up productivity.

Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a world-class, secure open source server operating system, built to power physical, virtual and cloud-based mission-critical workloads. Service Pack 2 further raises the bar in helping organizations to accelerate innovation, enhance system reliability, meet tough security requirements and adapt to new technologies. Transform Software-Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualization. Meet strict security requirements of the Federal Government (FISMA). Adapt to new technologies — ARM AArch64, Raspberry Pi & Omni-Path.

Easy access to the latest packages/technologies using SUSE Package Hub integration with SUSE Customer Center (SCC). Deploy latest container innovations, adapt to new hardware architectures and easily get latest packages using integrated Package Hub. Use SUSE Linux Enterprise infrastructure foundation to maximize service uptime, increase virtualization, provide maximum security and create cost-effective infrastructure.

SUSE Public Cloud

Increase Agility, Lower Cost. Shift upfront capital expense to pay-as-you-go operational expense. Whether migrating existing workloads or developing and deploying new applications, SUSE eases your transition to the public cloud. It’s rush hour in your data center, but you’re traveling in the express lane with SUSE. No other Linux distribution makes it easier to migrate your existing workloads or stand up new workloads in the cloud. Running your SUSE solutions at large global providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google as on-demand instances, or with regional hosters as dedicated managed servers, you’ll take advantage of the boost to your agility that the express lane offers.

Choosing SUSE Linux Enterprise in the public cloud ensures that you stay up-to-date with the latest security patches, feature enhancements and bug fixes. Get on-demand compute resources that enable you to extend your on-premises HPC cluster to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure when you need more capacity. Easy to set up and use, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension eliminates your anxiety over data loss with real-time synchronization that quickly restores clustered services and intelligent locking mechanisms that maintain data integrity, helping you maintain continuity, protect data integrity and maximize uptime.