Based on the various installation issues I've run across these past several months, I was asked for my assessment on the new Suse Enterprise Linux environments now that I've several under my belt; whether or not the problems were typical of new installations or indicative of something far more problematic. When I explained it would be irresponsible of me to determine at this point, the question was obviously, "Why?" An answer I was pleased to explain:
Environment #1: VMware Virtual Machine on Network Topography Alpha
Environment #2: Bare-Metal install on Network Topography Bravo
Environment #3: Blade Chassis on Network Topography Charlie
Three dissimilar server architectures on three dissimilar networks. Yes, I had (presumably) six different types of problems. I'll know the next time I work through them.