SUSE* Linux Enterprise YES Certified*

Suse logoResellers who purchase Intel® Server Products and are members of the SUSE* PartnerNet program may be eligible to leverage an existing SUSE* YES Certified* product from Intel through the 3C* copy process.

The 3C copy process allows the reseller’s hardware to be granted the same certification status as models previously certified by Intel Corporation. When the 3C copy is created, the new bulletin request will be changed to reflect the reseller’s company name, address and product name.

The 3C copy process requires that resellers have their own SUSE Developer Service (DS) contract. If they do not, they may request that Intel create the new bulletin request leveraging Intel’s SUSE DS contract. If the reseller requests the 3C copy using their own SUSE DS contract, they must obtain an official authorization from Intel before the 3C is requested; this authorization must be passed on to SUSE.

This process has been developed to help Intel® Server System vendors receive SUSE Linux Enterprise YES Certified* status in a timely and cost-effective manner. For this program, Intel assumes the responsibility of performing the testing of Intel-based reference systems per SUSE’s standard hardware certification process. The Intel server customer will file a request to Intel to request a 3C copy of an existing Intel bulletin.

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SUSE Linux 3C Copy Requirements

  • Intel Corporation must first perform an original model certification as described in the Novell SUSE Hardware Certification Policies listed here (pdf).
  • The partner must have a Developer Services (DS) agreement in place with Novell in order to be able to leverage the certification copy process for themselves as described herein, otherwise they will need to file a request with Intel to request a 3C copy of an existing Intel bulletin.
  • Intel Corporation must first perform an original model certification as described in the SUSE Hardware Certification Policies listed here (pdf). A partner must have a Developer Services (DS) agreement (described in the SUSE Developer Services Program Guide (pdf)) in place with SUSE in order to be able to leverage the certification copy process for themselves as described herein, otherwise they will need to file a request with Intel to request a 3C copy of an existing Intel bulletin.

Process for 3C Copy of an Intel-Certified System

3C copies will only be accepted for current SUSE products, including current OS and Service Pack versions. Follow the steps outlined in the “Procedure for requesting a 3C bulletin” in the SUSE Hardware Exchange Guide (pdf). Once the copied submission is created you will need to follow the submission through the SUSE Bulletin System (SBS) until released.

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