Transitioning to SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 (SLE200)

This course is designed to introduce the new features, functionality and procedures for administering SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.


This course is designed for SUSE Linux Enterprise administrators who have worked with previous versions, the main focus being the transition from SLE 12 to SLE 15.


This course is designed for students with previous SUSE Linux Enterprise Server experience equivalent to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Administration - SLE201, although intermediate experience with any Linux distribution will be sufficient


1 day. Hands on.

Course Objectives

Attendees will learn how SLE 15 differs from previous versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise, and how those changes will affect the way it is deployed and used.

Attendees will be introduced to the following changes to SLE 15:

  • Installation and AutoYaST changes
  • Infrastructure changes including chrony and firewalld
  • Core changes to the Linux kernel, OpenSSL and libstorage
  • Changes for developers: SDK, GCC7 and scripting languages
  • Additional changes to the OS
  • Upgrading to SLE 15 from previous version
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Course Content

Introduction to SLE 15 

  • Evolution of Operating Systems 
  • Multimodal Unified Installer 
  • Modular+ 
  • Package Handling 
  • chrony 
  • firewalld

Installation Changes 

  • Unified Installer 
  • Extensions and Modules 
  • AutoYaST

Infrastructure Changes 

  • chrony 
  • Firewalld

Core Changes 

  • Linux Kernel 4.12 
  • openSSL 1.1 
  • Wayland 
  • YaST Partitioner

Changes for Developers 

  • SDK 
  • Scripting Language Versions 
  • Wayland 
  • YaST Partitioner

Additional Changes 

  • Repository Management Tool (RMT)
  • Miscellaneous Changes

Upgrade Paths and Methods 

  • Available Upgrade Paths 
  • SLE 15 Product Life Cycle 
  • Preparing for an Upgrade