DO Ideas 2

Include openSUSE as a droplet image option

This is one of the most traditional Linux distributions out there, used and loved by many Linux aficionados. SUSE, it's biggest sister, is used in countless data-centers around the world, even super computers! SUSE/openSUSE have an awesome documentation, and are one of few Linux distros covered in the system administrator bible: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook.

  • Tessio F.
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Brad Searle commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Common DO let do this opensuse image already !!!

  • The Customer You're Losing commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    DO: Just an FYI, you're about to lose all of my droplets (and myself as a customer, as well as referrals from my blog) to a competitor - entirely because of your lack of an openSUSE image.

    Great platform, great service, but if you don't cater to the OS I need/want to use, then I have to go elsewhere. So long, and thanks for all the fish.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    It's imperative!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Why not? OpenSuSe is one of the best Linux distribution s from always s

  • Joey Rockhold commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Lack of OpenSuse keeps me paying your competitors. YaST is amazing!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Please please. At least Leap! Having SLES 12 will be great to also play with CaaS and Kubernetes.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    One more here ! Yes !

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Hell yeah

  • alexandros commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yes please!!!

  • carlo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    openSUSE is one of the most important Gnu / Linux distributions!

  • Aaron Luna commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yes, do it! Please!

  • Otto commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yes Please!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    It is about time! openSUSE is currently one of the most stable and reliable distro options!

  • Ronaldo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yes, "DO", do it please.

  • Søren “Smarken” Mark commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    yes please

  • Mikhail Kasimov commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Let openSUSE image back again!

  • Harrie Baken commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yö! Do it!

  • Sarah Julia Kriesch commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Add the openSUSE image!

  • Allen Beddingfield commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Digital Ocean - I left your service when you stopped supporting openSUSE. Start supporting it again, and I will come back.

  • Anonomole commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Well judging from these other comments there are intense feelings to get OpenSUSE added here. I would add mine but they seem unnecessary. Opensuse finally got me to stop using my last partial MS box a couple years back. Would love the option here and would have already signed up for service if you had it. I am still considering it as it stands and might just wait overall to see what you do. As others are saying here it seems, three years? I like CentOS as well but would love the option.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    This has been opened for years and is on the top 20 list of suggestions being the number one "Allow custom images" that could also solve this. Should not be complex technically.

    Most Cloud providers offer SUSE or openSUSE.

    Please!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Definitely would be great to have

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Hey DigitalOcean.
    It's been 3 years.
    nuff already.
    add the distro.
    we release openSUSE 42.3 soon. just start with that.
    it's a solid distro.
    really.
    honesty.
    please.
    pretty please.

    xoxoxox
    Victor

  • Коловрат Пох commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Dear Digitalocean, how much votes should this post get for you to include openSUSE as a droplet image?

  • Attila Pinter commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    How is this not a thing? openSUSE been around since... '94 or so? Please do the right thing and make it available!

  • Anastasios Selalmazidisd commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yes Please

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yes Please!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Please offer openSUSE too.

  • Tom commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Since "please" does not seem to work, Pretty Please!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    I would become a customer if you offered support for OpenSuse Leap.

  • Paul commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    Yes, please!!

  • Tanuj commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    YES!!

  • Brannen Hall commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    I would spin up more droplets if I could have them run openSUSE or SLES

  • emiliano commented
    September 11, 2018 18:52

    need opensuse please!

  • arief commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    i need this distro, opensuse please give that option for us.

  • William Jones commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    OpenSuSE has been actively supporting cloud frameworks for over 1 year now. See: https://news.opensuse.org/2016/01/19/opensuse-makes-the-leap-to-the-public-cloud/

    Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure are all supported.

    I am looking to start a start-up, and would prefer to use DigitalOcean to host my servers, but I am not willing to change Linux distribution.

    DigitalOcean should have OpenSuSE option to be competitive. Goolge also supports SuSE (EE).

  • Xu Zhao commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I also second this. I use openSUSE Tumbleweed daily in both my home and office. Would like to see it happen on my VPS also.

  • Holm Krieger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I would centralize all my servers on DigitalOcean if they had SuSE.

  • Roy commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    We would have switched to DigitalOcean long ago, but no OpenSUSE support is a showstopper for us. We run it on every server, know it, love it, it's easy and gives us the power we need. We won't switch to another distribution which does not offer more.
    So as long as there is no OpenSUSE available at DigitalOcean we host elsewhere.

  • Aleksa Sarai commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    openSUSE (and SLE) is a server-based distribution, and is a pretty good one at that. Since DigitalOcean uses KVM, I'm very confused by the fact that users don't have any freedom to boot from an arbitrary ISOs (literally every other host allows this).

  • Mario commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Opensuse is not a server distribution. Why you want it? There is already plenty of choices.

  • tmtvl commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I'm just going to switch to vultr.

  • xinge commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    i need opensuse 42.1 leap,please

  • Nacho Cheese commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Current DO Customer also checking in... I'd love for OpenSuse to be a platform choice.

  • Mark A. D. commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I would like to add my vote for openSuSE as a droplet option.
    (Coming out from Linux Unplugged!)

  • Giancarlos Toro commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    It would be nice if 3 years later and not any longer we could have openSUSE added in as an image, openSUSE LEAP is the same codebase as SUSE enterprise with it's own community packages. I think it would be a great addition to DigitalOcean.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Need Open Suse!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Suse and open suse has large of user group. they are top linux distribution version. why DO not provide its image?

  • David Nolan commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Yes please. I have a need for it now.

  • John commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    With the release of Leap, openSUSE demonstrates its leadership and viability. I selected it for multiple reasons (especially manageability and UX) and the cognitive load seems less than other distros. It's very reliable too. And VPS-friendly low-RAM xfce is an install selection! I can't afford to do VPS on any other distro.

  • Edgar commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I'd love to see openSUSE as an option, but DigitalOcean has ignored this request for 2+ years now. I fully expect them to go on ignoring it indefinitely, though I wouldn't mind being proven wrong.

  • Craig commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Would be great to see openSUSE Leap added

  • Mauro commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Yes please Leap 42.1

  • Derek commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Would love to see OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 included in digitalocean!

  • Jeremy Chang commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    7 votes left...... :(

  • Erik Anderson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Can we get a yes/no on this? Its been two years since it was proposed

  • QwertyDragon commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1 openSUSE please.

  • Cindy Sullivan commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    My company uses SUSE, and I am Proof of Concept-ing them a backup site on cloud. Without SUSE I cannot use these Cloud VMs.

  • Radim Sückr commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +infinity for opensuse

  • DataSynergy commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1 openSUSE

  • dushibaiyu commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    + 2048 openSUSE

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1 OpenSUSE please.

  • Alex01d commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1. I need openSUSE.

  • Bo Simonsen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1

  • Justin Haygood commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I would love to be able to use openSUSE as a distro!

  • Mauro commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1

  • Ormus commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    openSUSE Please!

  • Mike Bennett commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Please add OpenSUSE, thank you!!

  • arannasousa commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    yast on shell is the best!!

  • Li-Han Nfsnfs Chen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Please add openSUSE, thanks!

  • Michael Gusev commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Please add openSUSE

  • Jonas Thyssen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Maybe even with a factory option, would make a great owncloud box ;)

  • Managing Director commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I too need Opensuse, I am your growing customer, I need OpenSuse or SLES,
    thank you very much in advance. I am sure you wont disappoint your existing customer.

  • João Paulo Faria commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1 opensuse

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Please seriously consider adding openSUSE and SUSE (SLES SP3) to your available distributions. I personally have found the SUSE family to be more reliable and stable than the other distro's. I have to agree concerning the PostgreSQL Ubuntu bug issues. Considering that Ubuntu and Arch are more popular as Desktop distro's is is very strange to see them but not openSUSE or even SLES.

  • Wesley commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I have used openSuSE for many years, imo it is one of the top dogs in linux server distro's.
    The 2 main opensuse features that i miss with any other flavor is Yast & Zypper package manager,
    nothing really compares.

    So Please add it as an option

  • Kate commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I currently have four droplets with Digital Ocean and my only complaint has been the lack of openSUSE. My experiences with Ubuntu and Red Hat derivatives is that they often have buggy or badly-structured packages for Sphinx, PostgreSQL, and PostgreSQL extensions. I was already considering moving off DO (possibly to Ramnode, I dislike Linode) and now I'm working on a cloud migration for an investment services firm that's been an openSUSE-only shop for 15 years.

    Faced with making the decision for them of moving to a DO-supported distro as well as going virtual or choosing a different provider, I don't think I can expose them to that risk. I've already seen weird errors with Ubuntu's PostgreSQL version that have made the pilot instance a lot more fragile than it needs to be.

  • gatton commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I am adding my voice and vote for this. Suse is one of the big old guard of Linux distributions and makes a fine server. I would love to have the option of running it on a droplet. Thanks!

  • Marcus Borelli commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I agree. The openSUSE is a great choice.

  • Marijn commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Totally agree with the gents. (open)SUSE is needed!

  • Henri commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    pls add OpenSuse and SLES as droplets

    #kkthxbai ;)

  • Rob DiNardo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    i agree with Sami Lamti - I am looking to use Mono on a D/O VM. I tried building mono from source (took forever) on an Ubuntu D/O VM and when it was done.. it started throwing errors - i dont have time to deal with system errors. i would rather spend my time to architect, design and develop. I love working with C# and ASP.NET, MVC and ServiceStack and all the cool libs out there, but I want to host my apps on Linux. And since openSuse (11.4) is currently the only version that supports the latest mono version I hope that D/O adds it to the list of available options.

  • Hamza Sheikh commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +10 for openSUSE droplet. It's a serious distro with a tagline "Have a lot of fun". I'd move my CentOS droplet to openSUSE in a heartbeat,

  • Andrey Stasyuk commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    +1 opensuse droplet

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Definetely so strange to have Fedora and Archlinux on VPS but not OpenSUSE. I want to see a customer want to run rolling distro or strange alpha version of RHEL on server.
    Meanwhile OpenSUSE is perfect in terms of balance of modern software and still rock-solid on every server task and backed by serious SUSE team guys and giant community is absent.

    OpenSUSE, miss you on Digital Ocean.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Definetely so strange to have Fedora and Archlinux on VPS but not OpenSUSE. I want to see a customer want to run rolling distro or strange alpha version of RHEL on server while OpenSUSE is perfect in terms of balance of modern software still rock-solid on every server task and backed by serious SUSE team guys and giant community.

    OpenSUSE, miss you on Digital Ocean.

  • Bob Martens commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I'd love to see this as well. We are becoming a SUSE shop at work and I'd love to move my stuff to a nice openSUSE installation.

  • Jesper commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Must say the lack of opensuse is what is slowly forcing me back to Linode for my secondary VPS experiments

  • Sami Lamti commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Hi! openSuse is currently the only distribution that the Mono Project releases packages for. Thus, as a .NET developer looking into some Linux action for his side projects, having openSuse support would be very attractive. I have yet to start using my DigitalOcean account because of this obstacle. -- http://www.go-mono.com/mono-downloads/download.html

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Please add openSUSE 13.1

  • Jeremy Chang commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Please consider including openSUSE as an option, I use it for my development environment and it is a great server system.

  • menangen commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    openSUSE 13.1 nice and stable system and i would see 13.1 server (minimal) droplet very much!

  • CDelia commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    If openSUSE was offered as a droplet I would switch over all of my business servers and clients to Digital Ocean in a heartbeat. It is the main reason why I have not done so already. Please include openSUSE 13.1 in your list of droplets if you have the ability to do so. Thanks for your consideration, take care, and stay awesome Digital Ocean Team.

  • Robert commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I was actually surprised that openSUSE wasn't one of the droplets when I signed up for Digital Ocean. With openSUSE being a suburb choice for a server distro, I guess the idea of it not being present never occurred to me. Debian is okay, but I would love openSUSE.

  • INeedMySpace commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I use OpenSUSE on my production servers and as home desktop and can say it's really good. We should have it as droplet image.

  • Luís Nabais commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I also would like to have openSUSE as a droplet image option. openSUSE 13.1 is amazing for servers.

  • Roy commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    After trying Ubuntu and Centos we decided to stay with OpenSUSE, it's so much more admin friendly. Almost everything is available in recent versions, and if something we need is missing it's easy to add it with OpenSUSE Build Service.
    Conclusion: no more wasting time with other distros, either OpenSUSE is available or the hoster is out.

  • Nick Williams commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    No, SUSE Linux Enterprise isn't free, but OpenSUSE /is/ free. OpenSUSE, IMO, is the BEST Linux distribution out there, at least for server applications. It's a lot easier for me to get more recent managed packages for software I use on OpenSUSE than CentOS or Ubuntu, for example. I'm not leaving OpenSUSE to come use DigitalOcean (I'd rather keep paying more elsewhere), but if DigitalOcean ever adds OpenSUSE support I'll be here in a heartbeat!

  • LazyTiger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    SLE isn't free afaik so I don't think they'll implement it =/

  • Sam commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I'd love to see openSUSE and better still, SUSE Enterprise! :)

  • LazyTiger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53
  • LazyTiger commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I'd love to see that, too.

    By the way: It was suggested already here: http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/3812214-include-opensuse-as-a-droplet-image-option

    Too bad the votes get splitted now -.-

  • Jay commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Hi, please consider including openSUSE as an option, it is a great server system and underrated.

  • Marlon commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    Hi, it would be great if you had openSUSE distro as droplets. Thanks.

  • Ish commented
    September 11, 2018 18:53

    I second this ... I use openSUSE for my server purposes. It'll be great to have openSUSE images here.