SSH using putty or similar is about as simple and easy as you can get connecting to a Linux CLI. You can also tunnel vnc through it if at some point you need a gui.
Just setup x11vnc (i believe its called).
A walkthrough for Ununtu is here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=45565
You should be able to traslate most of the commands over to Suse with no issues. This gives you the flexibility of using a vnc client to connect or using a java enable web browsed which works surprisingly well.