Either to prevent throwing out the servers in your environment (and their
hosted services), or just to give you time to create your own distro that
uses sysvinit, you may find the Long Term SP Support option useful so that
you can get fixes beyond the usual six-month window for a new SP:


Perhaps you already have it... I remember hearing about the insanely-long
time range covered by this (insane to me anyway... this must be expensive
to maintain by SUSE, no matter how nice it is for customers using it) and
think it may be valuable to somebody in your situation (with 4k boxes) who
needs to maintain the current environment fully while evaluating what to
do in the future, whether that's staying with SLE or changing.

Good luck.

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