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    How Do SP updates work on SLED?

    Hi,

    Just one last question, I found the answer on docs for the rest.

    When SP2 for SUSE 12 is released are you, as a paid subscriber for one year, eligible for the upgrade?
    How is the upgrade performed and how reliable is it (It appears through the system updater, I presume?). Is it probably better to do a fresh install when time comes?

    Thanks a lot for your help and kind regards,

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    Re: How Do SP updates work on SLED?

    On 07/01/2016 06:14 AM, holden87 wrote:
    >
    > Just one last question, I found the answer on docs for the rest.


    Questions are good; ask away.

    > When SP2 for SUSE 12 is released are you, as a paid subscriber for one
    > year, eligible for the upgrade?


    Yes, you pay for SLES per system, and you get whatever SP is available
    along with any other patches. If you have paid for extensions (like the
    High Availability extension) then those also follow as long as you subscribe.

    > How is the upgrade performed and how reliable is it (It appears through
    > the system updater, I presume?). Is it probably better to do a fresh
    > install when time comes?


    There are various ways depending on your infrastructure. The
    documentation should cover this for a standard SLES install, but you could
    also do it via SUSE Manager (if you have it and your system is using it as
    a traditional client). Normally you will not get an SP to show up in a
    list of standard patches because it is a big change, and normal day-to-day
    updates/patching should not do anything big and higher-risk, but you can
    still do it if you choose a distribution upgrade instead of a simple patch.

    Documentation on SLES 12 in general:
    https://www.suse.com/documentation/s...migration.html

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    Re: How Do SP updates work on SLED?

    On 01/07/16 14:19, ab wrote:

    > On 07/01/2016 06:14 AM, holden87 wrote:
    >>
    >> Just one last question, I found the answer on docs for the rest.

    >
    > Questions are good; ask away.
    >
    >> When SP2 for SUSE 12 is released are you, as a paid subscriber for one
    >> year, eligible for the upgrade?

    >
    > Yes, you pay for SLES per system, and you get whatever SP is available
    > along with any other patches. If you have paid for extensions (like the
    > High Availability extension) then those also follow as long as you subscribe.
    >
    >> How is the upgrade performed and how reliable is it (It appears through
    >> the system updater, I presume?). Is it probably better to do a fresh
    >> install when time comes?

    >
    > There are various ways depending on your infrastructure. The
    > documentation should cover this for a standard SLES install, but you could
    > also do it via SUSE Manager (if you have it and your system is using it as
    > a traditional client). Normally you will not get an SP to show up in a
    > list of standard patches because it is a big change, and normal day-to-day
    > updates/patching should not do anything big and higher-risk, but you can
    > still do it if you choose a distribution upgrade instead of a simple patch.
    >
    > Documentation on SLES 12 in general:
    > https://www.suse.com/documentation/s...migration.html


    Note this is a SLED Forum and OP did ask about SLED (see subject) so
    https://www.suse.com/documentation/s...migration.html
    is more appropriate.

    HTH.
    --
    Simon
    SUSE Knowledge Partner

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