In contrast to SUSE ENTERPRISE 11, the Version 12 (SLE-12-SP2-Server-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso) seems to have no problems as Guest on Hyper-V 6 on Win8.

Download Link of Iso: (You will have to register first)

About SUSE Enterprise Server:

Product Description

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 is a highly reliable, scalable and secure server operating system for efficiently deploying highly available enterprise-class IT services in physical, virtual or cloud environments. Designed for mixed IT environments, it offers best of breed performance with reduced risk of technological obsolescence or vendor lock in.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 is the only Enterprise Linux Operating System currently available to deliver:

  • Robustness on administrative errors and improved management capabilities with full system rollback based on the btrfs filesystem and SUSE’s snapper technology, including service pack rollback (automatically backs up system into separate folder)
  • Unmatched scalability: up to 8192 CPU cores and 64 TiB RAM, support for the XFS filesystem for more than 10 years (see SUSE YES hardware certifications)
  • The only truly integrated local systems management stack on Linux: for interactive use (YaST), scripting (AutoYaST) and integration into multi machine systems management environments such as SUSE Manager.
    In SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 we are continuously expanding these capabilities via the unique Advanced Systems Management machinery, and KIWI, an open source system to create operating system images for physical deployments as well as provisioning into virtual hypervisor environments, container frameworks (Linux Containers, Docker) and public and private clouds. KIWI is specifically useful for customers who plan to create “golden images” based on SUSE Linux Enterprise.
  • Modern Open Source network management using the event based “wicked” framework, providing Network Configuration as a Service; and Software Defined Networking capabilities.
  • Support for both leading Open Source hypervisors, Xen and KVM, and Open Source paravirtualized drivers for all major hypervisors. Support for Linux Containers integrated into the virtualization management infrastructure.
  • Interactive as well as Unattended upgrade (offline, in place) from the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 to SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 on all architectures.
  • Integration with the new SUSE Customer Center, SUSE’s central web portal to manage Subscriptions, Entitlements, and provide access to Support.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides market-leading usability, seamless interoperability with existing IT systems, and virtualization capabilities as a host and Perfect Guest.

System Requirements

Minimum Linux server system requirements for installation

  • Local Installation: 512 MiB RAM (1024 GiB RAM recommened), 512 MiB Swap recommended
  • 2 GiB available disk space (more recommended, 8.5 GiB for all patterns)
  • 16 GiB for snapshot/rollback of the OS

Recommendations for specific uses

  • 512 MiB to 4 GiB RAM, at least 256 MiB per CPU
  • 4 GiB hard-disk space, 16 GiB for snapshot/rollback of the OS
  • Network interface (Ethernet, wireless or modem)
  • For Xen virtual host server – at least 512 MiB RAM for each virtual host server
  • For KVM virtual host server – KVM’s limits are equal to those of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • For Xen or KVM virtual machines – at least an additional 256 MiB RAM for each virtual machine
  • For print servers – a relatively faster processor or additional processors to improve server-based printing
  • For web servers – additional RAM to improve caching, and additional processors to improve web application performance
  • For database servers – additional RAM to improve caching, and multiple disks for parallel I/O
  • For file servers – additional memory and disks, or a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) system to improve I/O throughput


1.3 What Is New? Report Bug

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 introduces a number of innovative changes. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Robustness on administrative errors and improved management capabilities with full system rollback based on Btrfs as the default file system for the operating system partition and the Snapper technology of SUSE.
  • An overhaul of the installer introduces a new workflow that allows you to register your system and receive all available maintenance updates as part of the installation.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Modules offer a choice of supplemental packages, ranging from tools for Web Development and Scripting, through a Cloud Management module, all the way to a sneak preview of upcoming management tooling called Advanced Systems Management. Modules are part of your SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription, are technically delivered as online repositories, and differ from the base of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server only by their life cycle. For more information about modules, see Section 1.7.1, “Available Modules”.
  • New core technologies like systemd (replacing the time-honored System V-based init process) and Wicked (introducing a modern, dynamic network configuration infrastructure).
  • The open-source database system MariaDB is fully supported now.
  • Support for open-vm-tools together with VMware for better integration into VMware-based hypervisor environments.
  • Linux Containers are integrated into the virtualization management infrastructure (libvirt). Docker is provided as a fully supported technology. For more details, see
  • Support for the AArch64 architecture (64-bit ARMv8) and the 64-bit Little-Endian variant of the IBM POWER architecture. Additionally, we continue to support the Intel 64/AMD64 and IBM z Systems architectures.
  • GNOME 3.20 gives users a modern desktop environment with a choice of several different look and feel options, including a special SUSE Linux Enterprise Classic mode for easier migration from earlier SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop environments.
  • For users wishing to use the full range of productivity applications of a Desktop with their SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, we are now offering SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension (requires a SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop subscription).
  • Integration with the new SUSE Customer Center, the new central web portal from SUSE to manage Subscriptions, Entitlements, and provide access to Support.

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