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May the source be with you, but remember the KISS principle ;-)
Bigger doesn't imply better. Bigger often is a sign of obesity, of lost control, of overcomplexity, of cancerous cells
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A running X Window system eats up many resources and is seldomly needed on a server. It is strongly recommended to start the system in runlevel 3 (Full multi-user with network, no X). You will still be able to start graphical applications from remote or use the startx command to start a local graphical desktop.
The default installation starts a number of services (the number varies with the installation scope). Since each service consumes resources, it is recommended to disable the ones not needed. Run YaST+System+System Services (Runlevel)+Expert Mode to start the services management module. When using the graphical version of YaST you can click on the column headlines to sort the service list. Use this to get an overview of which services are currently running or which services are started in the server's default runlevel. Mark a service with the mouse to see its description. Use the Start/Stop/Refresh dropdown to disable the service for the running session. To permanently disable it, use the Set/Reset drop-down.
The following list shows services started after a default installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server that may not be needed:
It looks like smartd daemon is not working properly on many HP servers and blades and if you get syslog messages to that effect you can remove it too.
Here is the initial status of the daemons discussed:
alsasound 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off auditd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off smartd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off splash 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off S:on splash_early 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
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