January 19, 2016

openSUSE Makes the Leap to the Public Cloud

openSUSE Leap 42.1 is now available on Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure. Leap has been available on EC2 & GCE since shortly after it release; the Azure release was delayed due to a qemu bug resulting in incorrectly formatted images. These images are maintained by SUSE’s Public Cloud Engineering Team. If you’d like to peek inside, they’re developed on Open Build Service (OBS), in the Cloud:Images project.

Amazon Web Services

For Amazon EC2, openSUSE Leap 42.1 is published for HVM, 64-bit, SSD-Backed instances. If you’re using the web portal, search for ‘leap’ in the openSUSE Community AMIs. If you’re using command line or automated tools, here are the AMI IDs:

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