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openSUSE Leap

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by digitalpoint, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    So normally I wouldn't bother posting something like this, but...

    I've used a lot of different Linux variants over the years, and I've always ended up coming back to openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise for one reason or another.

    Some history on the operating system I used for production servers.

    2006 - SUSE Enterprise 9 (mainly because of ReiserFS)
    2011 - openSUSE 11 (ReiserFS more or less stagnated and wanted to get on ext4)
    2012 - SUSE Enterprise 11 (new servers have Infiniband, which openSUSE didn't support, SLE11 didn't support ext4, so back to ext3... boo)

    So at this point I have SUSE Enterprise so hacked up that it's a dependency nightmare. Like it had a super old version of OpenSSL that didn't support new SSL sites, so I had to upgrade OpenSSL, which broke some other things that I didn't care that much about to muck with.

    Anyway... finally got annoyed with how hacked up I made the operating system to do the things I needed it to do. So I went looking for a new operating system that supported Infiniband properly.... looked at all the normal stuff (Debian, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.)

    During this, I ran across something interesting... openSUSE took a completely different turn a few months ago. It's now based on SUSE Linux Enterprise, but not stuck in the stone age (the enterprise stuff seems like everything needs to be tested for 15 years in case you needed to fly a nuclear power plant to the sun and back and have it never fail), like why it only finally started supporting ext4.

    So I gave it a whirl... and the short version is that it's great. I takes all the enterprise stuff I need from SUSE Linux Enterprise (things like Infiniband hardware support), but gives you more modern packages that don't go through years of testing. And it also dumps a lot of legacy stuff that most people don't care about (for example it's a 64-bit only operating system, no 32-bit support).

    2015 - openSUSE Leap

    So... my servers are all running openSUSE Leap 42.1 now, and like I said, it's great. Definitely the best server operating system for what I need.

    If you manage your own servers (or VPS), and you are ever looking at which operating systems, I'd say check it out: https://www.opensuse.org/

    It's nice to have the stability of SUSE Linux Enterprise, with newer kernel/packages, etc.

    upload_2015-12-27_11-31-15.png

    There are a lot of good articles on it...

    https://www.linux.com/news/software...421-review-the-most-mature-linux-distribution
    http://www.cio.com/article/3003168/linux/7-things-you-should-know-about-opensuse-leap.html
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/20/opensuse_leap_opensuse_leap_adoption/
    http://www.networkworld.com/article...buntu-15-10-fedora-23-opensuse-leap-42-1.html
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Well-Known Member

    nice write up @digitalpoint nice to see 4.1 kernels in use too - using same with my forums on Linode CentOS 6/7 with 4.1.5 kernel :)

    Unfortunately, I think I'm fused to CentOS now with my Centmin Mod LEMP stack installer - just completed all my PHP 7 supported extension integration as well so have my usually installed extensions - redis, mongodb, memcache, memcached, igbinary imagick, geoip PHP extensions all updated for PHP 7 https://community.centminmod.com/posts/23104/ :D

    Code:
    php -v
    PHP 7.0.1 (cli) (built: Dec 28 2015 09:21:19) ( NTS )
    Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v3.0.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies
        with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2015, by Zend Technologies
    Code:
    [root@centos7 ~]# php --ri memcache
    
    memcache
    
    memcache support => enabled
    Version => 3.0.9-dev
    Revision => $Revision$
    
    Directive => Local Value => Master Value
    memcache.allow_failover => 1 => 1
    memcache.max_failover_attempts => 20 => 20
    memcache.default_port => 11211 => 11211
    memcache.chunk_size => 32768 => 32768
    memcache.protocol => ascii => ascii
    memcache.hash_strategy => consistent => consistent
    memcache.hash_function => crc32 => crc32
    memcache.redundancy => 1 => 1
    memcache.session_redundancy => 2 => 2
    memcache.compress_threshold => 20000 => 20000
    memcache.lock_timeout => 15 => 15
    
    Code:
    [root@centos7 ~]# php --ri memcached
    
    memcached
    
    memcached support => enabled
    Version => 2.2.0
    libmemcached version => 1.0.16
    SASL support => yes
    Session support => yes
    igbinary support => no
    json support => yes
    msgpack support => no
    
    Directive => Local Value => Master Value
    memcached.sess_locking => 1 => 1
    memcached.sess_consistent_hash => 0 => 0
    memcached.sess_binary => 0 => 0
    memcached.sess_lock_wait => 150000 => 150000
    memcached.sess_lock_max_wait => 0 => 0
    memcached.sess_lock_expire => 0 => 0
    memcached.sess_prefix => memc.sess.key. => memc.sess.key.
    memcached.sess_number_of_replicas => 0 => 0
    memcached.sess_randomize_replica_read => 0 => 0
    memcached.sess_remove_failed => 0 => 0
    memcached.sess_connect_timeout => 3000 => 3000
    memcached.sess_sasl_username => no value => no value
    memcached.sess_sasl_password => no value => no value
    memcached.compression_type => fastlz => fastlz
    memcached.compression_factor => 1.3 => 1.3
    memcached.compression_threshold => 2000 => 2000
    memcached.serializer => php => php
    memcached.use_sasl => 0 => 0
    memcached.store_retry_count => 2 => 2
    Code:
    php --ri imagick
    
    imagick
    
    imagick module => enabled
    imagick module version => 3.4.0RC4
    imagick classes => Imagick, ImagickDraw, ImagickPixel, ImagickPixelIterator, ImagickKernel
    Imagick compiled with ImageMagick version => ImageMagick 6.9.2-10 Q16 x86_64 2015-12-26 http://www.imagemagick.org
    Imagick using ImageMagick library version => ImageMagick 6.9.2-10 Q16 x86_64 2015-12-26 http://www.imagemagick.org
    ImageMagick copyright => Copyright (C) 1999-2016 ImageMagick Studio LLC
    ImageMagick release date => 2015-12-26
    ImageMagick number of supported formats:  => 225
    ImageMagick supported formats => 3FR, AAI, AI, ART, ARW, AVI, AVS, BGR, BGRA, BGRO, BIE, BMP, BMP2, BMP3, BRF, CAL, CALS, CANVAS, CAPTION, CIN, CIP, CLIP, CMYK, CMYKA, CR2, CRW, CUR, CUT, DATA, DCM, DCR, DCX, DDS, DFONT, DNG, DOT, DPX, DXT1, DXT5, EPDF, EPI, EPS, EPS2, EPS3, EPSF, EPSI, EPT, EPT2, EPT3, ERF, EXR, FAX, FITS, FRACTAL, FTS, G3, GIF, GIF87, GRADIENT, GRAY, GROUP4, GV, H, HALD, HDR, HISTOGRAM, HRZ, HTM, HTML, ICB, ICO, ICON, IIQ, INFO, INLINE, IPL, ISOBRL, ISOBRL6, JBG, JBIG, JNG, JNX, JPE, JPEG, JPG, JPS, JSON, K25, KDC, LABEL, M2V, M4V, MAC, MAGICK, MAP, MASK, MAT, MATTE, MEF, MIFF, MKV, MNG, MONO, MOV, MP4, MPC, MPEG, MPG, MRW, MSL, MSVG, MTV, MVG, NEF, NRW, NULL, ORF, OTB, OTF, PAL, PALM, PAM, PANGO, PATTERN, PBM, PCD, PCDS, PCL, PCT, PCX, PDB, PDF, PDFA, PEF, PES, PFA, PFB, PFM, PGM, PICON, PICT, PIX, PJPEG, PLASMA, PNG, PNG00, PNG24, PNG32, PNG48, PNG64, PNG8, PNM, PPM, PREVIEW, PS, PS2, PS3, PSB, PSD, PTIF, PWP, RADIAL-GRADIENT, RAF, RAS, RAW, RGB, RGBA, RGBO, RGF, RLA, RLE, RMF, RW2, SCR, SCT, SFW, SGI, SHTML, SIX, SIXEL, SPARSE-COLOR, SR2, SRF, STEGANO, SUN, SVG, SVGZ, TEXT, TGA, THUMBNAIL, TIFF, TIFF64, TILE, TIM, TTC, TTF, TXT, UBRL, UBRL6, UIL, UYVY, VDA, VICAR, VID, VIFF, VIPS, VST, WBMP, WEBP, WMF, WMV, WMZ, WPG, X, X3F, XBM, XC, XCF, XPM, XPS, XV, XWD, YCbCr, YCbCrA, YUV
    
    Directive => Local Value => Master Value
    imagick.locale_fix => 0 => 0
    imagick.skip_version_check => 0 => 0
    imagick.progress_monitor => 0 => 0
     
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  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    And if one has a IPS site on their box, one shouldn't upgrade to PHP 7 - seems that a critical library they use won't support it. :whistle:
     
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  4. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Nice... Yeah, I have PHP7 running on one of the servers, but not ready to roll it out on all of them yet. I'll give XenForo and WordPress a little time to find issues first. Not in such a hurry that I want to be fixing issues. Lol
     
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  5. eva2000

    eva2000 Well-Known Member

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