openSUSE Leap Micro 6.0 RC

Leap Micro is an ultra-reliable, lightweight operating system built for containerized and virtualized workloads.

This community version is based on SUSE Linux Micro, which leverages the enterprise-hardened security and compliance components of SUSE Linux Enterprise. This merging of technologies provides for a modern, immutable, and developer-friendly OS platform.

Leap Micro since 6.0 offers a self-install image, a raw image, and a Packages DVD that can serve as an offline repository. The Self-install image is our recommendation for any USB-based installation since we no longer use traditional installers. Users can automate and customize their installation with either Ignition or Combustion or using the jeos-firstboot wizard. Give a try to Fuel Ignition our online Ignition config generator.

Try Leap Micro in VMs running on either Xen or KVM. Using a Raspberry Pi or other System on Chip hardware may use the preconfigured image. Both preconfigured and self-installed images are intended to be used with Combustion written to a USB, which is driven to allow configuration on any first boot, with the option for default password protected changes.

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A Short Leap Micro installation demo with combustion and cockpit.

Intel or AMD 64-bit desktops, laptops, and servers (x86_64)
UEFI Arm 64-bit servers, desktops, laptops and boards (aarch64)

Choosing Which Media to Download

The new self-install image is the goto choice for USB or DVD based installations. A simple self-install wizard dumps a preconfigured image to the drive, and grows the partition to the size of the disk.
Users with Raspberry Pi and similar without usb-boot support can directly write the pre-conifgured image to the SD card. Users seeking more control over deployment are adviced to use Combustion.
A demo of a combustion based deployment can be seen here.
The jeos-firstboot will greet those who did not configure their system by using Combustion.

Leap Micro no longer comes with a traditional installer, users shall use Self-install media instead. The new Packages Image is just an offline dump of Leap Micro rpm repository for those with isolated enviornment.

Minimum

  • Memory: 1GB physical RAM + additional memory for your workload
  • Storage:
    • / (root) partition: 5GB available disk space
    • /var partition: 5GB available disk space

Recommended

  • Memory: 2GB physical RAM + additional memory for your workload
  • Storage:
    • / (root) partition: 20GB available disk space
    • /var partition: 40GB available disk space

Verify Your Download Before Use

Many applications can verify the checksum of a download. To verify your download can be important as it verifies you really have got the ISO file you wanted to download and not some broken version.

For each ISO, we offer a checksum file with the corresponding SHA256 sum, and a signature file with a cryptographic signature.

To ensure integrity of the downloaded file you can use sha256sum to verify the checksum, and gpgv to verify the cryptographic signature.

It should be AD48 5664 E901 B867 051A B15F 35A2 F86E 29B7 00A4

For more help verifying your download please read Checksums Help