SUSE has announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES11 SP3) Operating System recently

SLES11 SP3 includes new hardware support, driver updates and bug fixes. For detailed information, please refer to SLES11 SP3 release notes

SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 Service Pack3 has been extensively validated on supported Dell PowerEdge Servers

Please refer to the important information guide for Instructions for installing on Dell systems and complete list of issues fixed in SLES11 SP3 on Dell PowerEdge servers

Some of the new enablement/enhancement in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SP3) include

  • Native driver support for PCI-e SSD (solid state drive) devices
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 includes the mtip32xx driver (version: 1.2.6os3) which adds support for Micron RealSSD P320h PCIe SSD drives.
    • Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation server ships with PCI-e SSD device
  • Support for the following Network Interface Cards(NICs)
    • Broadcom 57840S Quad Port 10G SFP+ Rack NDC (Supported on Dell PowerEdge R620, R720, and 820 Servers)
    • Broadcom 57840S-k Quad Port 10GbE Blade KR NDC (Supported on Dell PowerEdge M820 and M620 Servers)
  • Support for latest AMD 6300 and 4300 series processors
    • AMD Opteron 6300 series server processors are supported on Dell PowerEdge R815, R715 and M915 Servers
    • AMD Opteron 4300 series server processors are supported on Dell PowerEdge R415 and R515 Servers
  • Consistent Naming of Network Devices
    • SLES11 SP3 supports consistent naming of network devices (BIOSdevname). BIOSdevname was introduced in SLES since SLES11 SP2
    • For more information on the biosdevname utility and the new naming scheme, see the document that describes the new naming convention for network devices at http://linux.dell.com/files/whitepapers/