SUSE Linux Enterprise Pros and Cons

SUSE Linux Enterprise Pros

Darryl Darling
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Out-of-the-box SLES supported all of our HBAs and hardware specific components.
It also was very easy to setup, and offered an easy to use advanced setup option as well. This helped to create special configurations for different use cases.
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Jonathan Shilling
Systems Support Specialist at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
YaST simplifies the server management of SUSE allowing for a centralized utility to control most of the server functions.
The initial setup for most modern Linux distributions is normally straightforward. Most of the common distributions use an ncurses or GUI install.
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Cons

Darryl Darling
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
When working in a Department of Defense environment, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) have to be followed. SLES is not really addressed directly here. It did make following security policy difficult.
I have not been overly impressed with their technical support.
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Jonathan Shilling
Systems Support Specialist at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
All distributions of Linux could use some improvement.
The only stability issues that I can recall encountering with SUSE would be with KDE. However, that is limited to just the desktop environment as I have not had stability issues with ​most server functions.
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