Yes using the MariaDB from the SUSE Repos. Like I said they change the service file from sp0 (init.d) to (systemd) in sp1.

Messed everything up as I'm running multiple DB instances on the same server. Using the mysqld_multi command to manage. Catch - it no longer works with the systemd setup. We do have single instance servers, these are the ones i'm trying to move back to systemd service but the service just does seem to want to see the db locations specified in the my.cnf.

Looks like i'll be opening a case with SUES. They've been good in the past we'll see what they come with.