Dell has been offering the SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server (SLES) operating system since 2005. In 2011, The Attachmate Group acquired Novell and now operates SUSE as an independent business.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a highly reliable, scalable and secure server operating system, built to power both physical and virtual mission-critical workloads. With this foundation, enterprises can deliver business services, enable secure networks and manage heterogeneous IT resources.
With the rollout of SLES 11, Novell is also offering a number of add-on extensions that provide additional functionality to the distribution. These extensions include:
Dell offers SLES 11 on eleventh-generation Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers. It is offered as a factory-installed OS and has full Dell OpenManage™ software support. x86_64 is the supported architecture. To ensure your system has all the necessary security patches and bug fixes, please keep your machine updated. See Novell Subscription Management Tool for more details. Important Information: UEFI
Dell began selling SLES 10 on ninth-generation Dell PowerEdge servers (x9xx), x86_64 architecture only. It is supported as a "Tier 1" operating system, meaning it has full Dell OpenManage software support. SUSE has certified Dell systems on the i386 architecture as well, but these are not sold by Dell.