Supported platforms and updates

BigFix Patch supports a wide range of SUSE Linux Enterprise platforms and updates.

BigFix provides Fixlet content for Novell updates that are under general support. If you acquired the Long Term Service Pack Support (LTSS) and require such content, contact HCL Professional Services.

Table 1. Supported platforms and patches for BigFix Patch

Supported platforms and patches are listed below:

Fixlet Site Name Supported Platform Version Supported Architecture Type of Update
Patches for SLE 15 SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4) x86_64 See Supported Novell repositories to view the list of Novell repositories that contain the supported packages.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4) x86_64
Patches for SLE 15 on System z SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4) s390x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4) s390x
Patches for SLE 15 PPC64LE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4) ppc64le
Patches for SLE 12 Native Tools SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5) x86_64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5) x86_64
Patches for SLE 12 on System z SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5) s390x
Patches for SLE 12 PPC64LE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5) ppc64le
Patches for SLE 11 PPC64BE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SP1, SP2, SP3, and SP4) ppc64be
Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (SP1, SP2, SP3, and SP4) x86 and x86_64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SP1, SP2, SP3, and SP4) x86 and x86_64
Patches for SLE 11 on System z Native Tools SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SP1, SP2, SP3, and SP4) s390x
Patching Support Previously listed supported platform versions. NA NA
Notes:
  • The Patches for SLE11 System Z site was deprecated on June 31, 2017. This site is being replaced by the Patches for SLE 11 on System z Native Tools site. BigFix Patch no longer provide content and support for the Patches for SLE11 System Z site beyond the stated date.
  • The Patches for SLE11 site was deprecated on January 31, 2016. BigFix Patch no longer provides content and support for this site. The deprecated site is no longer available on the License Overview dashboard.
  • The Patches for SLE10 and Patches for SLE10 System Z sites were deprecated on September 30, 2016. Patch content for any new SUSE updates that are released after the site deprecation date for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 (x86, x86_64, and s390x) are not supported.
Note: BigFix no longer releases new content Fixlets for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 because Novell ended their general support on July 31, 2013. However, BigFix still supports the content Fixlets that were released before this date. If you acquired extended support with Novell and require Fixlets for the SLES and SLED 10 updates, contact HCL Professional Services.

To install x86 or x86_64 SUSE patches, subscribe to the Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools and Patches for SLE 12 Native Tools sites and register the SCC Plug-in on the BigFix server. For more information about registering the SCC download plug-in, see Registering the SCC download plug-in.

To install SUSE patches for System Z (s390x) endpoints, subscribe to the Patches for SLE11 System Z site and register the SUSE Plug-in on the BigFix server. For more information about registering the SUSE download plug-in, see Registering the SUSE download plug-in.

To install the patches for x86, x86_64, and s390x, subscribe to the appropriate sites and register the SCC download plug-in on the BigFix server. For more information about registering the SCC download plug-in, see Registering the SCC download plug-in.

BigFix generates Fixlet content based on the SUSE advisories published through the Patch Finder at https://download.suse.com/patch/finder/. This source channel also provides advisories through a patch notification mailing list.

Important: BigFix does not generate content for packages that are released without an official patch update announcement through Patch Finder. In cases where you require such content, contact the HCL Professional Services.