SLE vs Opensuse Leap and Dell Sustem Update

I now have two current servers supported by Dell’s system update. There have been some issues with DSU in the past on openSUSE (libwsman usualy and more) but i ignored those, i really want to test the differences between Opensuse and SLES but alas it seems my key expired that i used to demonstrate how Migrating from OpenSUSE to SUSE Enterprise was not at all that difficult and how similar they are in every day function, what they share and whatnot.

Alas i now am in dire need of two SLES setups and i am all out of keys/codes. my last one year expired and now i cant seem to get another and i will need a second do do testing and tutorial videos. Any help in getting access to some codes so i have at least access to packagehub would be very much so appreciated.


EDIT: Forgot to mention i also want to try out the PERC card software as it seem to not like Opensuse too much. the software being perccli64. Not sure why and i would like to rule out a Opensuse issue by testing on SLES.

/opt/MegaRAID/perccli> ./perccli64 show all
malloc: using debugging hooks
Status Code = 0
Status = Success
Description = None

Number of Controllers = 0
Host Name = ****o
Operating System = Linux4.20.10-2.g4c06520-default

LSPCI: 05:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 (rev 04)

Dell Perc 6/i card

Also wanted to add that IPMI doesnt seem to quite function right on Opensuse, i have a feeling setting it up on SLES might prove fruitful in figuring out why.

Perhaps LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service) and fwupd could replace DSU (Dell EMC System Update):

For DSU installation instruction see:

[QUOTE=AndreasMeyer;57757]Perhaps LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service) and fwupd could replace DSU (Dell EMC System Update):

For DSU installation instruction see:[/QUOTE]

I have done tutorial videos on getting DSU working on Opensuse Leap 42.x on a poweredge so i know about the url’s. getting the firmware bins is incredibly difficult for dell hardware i found and unreliable. So FWupdate isnt a good way to go in my experience.

An example of one of the things i want to test is if i have to lock the DSUcatalogue from being automatically deleted when i run dsu and not being installed or updated. This is an issue still on Leap 15.0 and i kinda want to see how things differ on SLE 15.

Cant do this without an activated install of SLE as i have gone down the path of no activation, only using OBS repos and that ended very poorly.

Another thing worth testing after the fallout that was Ubuntu removing multilib support is testing various drivers for existing products that have SLE 9 packages. Having tested this on Tumbleweed and 13.2 ended poorly so testing is a SLE 9 package will work on SLE 15 would be most interesting especially a 32bit SLE 9 on a 64bit SLE 15. Then there would be this Scanning software that comes with the required driver for a flatbed scanner with Slide and negative scanning function.

The more i tack onto this project the more USB ports i will need @_@.