Novell announces SLE 11 SP 1

Novell has announced Service Pack 1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise. LINBIT is a key contributor to this release, delivering DRBD and a number or cluster resource agents as part of Novell’s SLE High Availability Extension add-on.

This puts Novell firmly ahead of competitor Red Hat in terms of currently released and supported HA clustering solutions.  In case you haven’t noticed, Red Hat is also being questioned by customers for not shipping DRBD at this time, and being ambiguous about its policy with regard to third-party support for kernel code. Novell, for their part, got that much right. Which entitles them to a bit of sarcasm, I suppose.

SLE 11 SP1 is coming on June 2.

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