Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

November 26, 2018 6:21 pm

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SUSE Manager’s missing locking feature, and how it’s not missing at all

Earlier this month, a colleague from France asked why SUSE Manager doesn't offer a system locking feature when you choose Salt as the client stack. This feature is still available if you're using the traditional SUSE Manager client stack. It allows you to lock the system and prevent any changes like installing or removing packages […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

July 25, 2018 12:56 pm

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Chariots of SUSE: running for fun and glory

I'm sure you've seen at least one of our SUSE parody videos. They're fun to watch and certainly have become part of our brand identity. Last week another great one was added to the SUSE channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79uDXto6Hn8&t=3s This was in preparation of our participation in the B2Run event, […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

June 25, 2018 2:53 pm

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What’s new in SUSE Manager 3.2

Did you realize that the title rhymes? There is an old saying that if something rhymes it must be true. And indeed, in this blog I'm only going to tell you hard facts about SUSE Manager 3.2, the latest release of our best-in-class open source infrastructure management solution that we announced today: Ready for […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

June 2, 2018 6:34 pm

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We’re back to Earth, and the Earth is flat! Welcome Uyuni!

Open Source is about choice, and making choices. One of the choices we made when we introduced SUSE Manager in 2011 was to not re-invent the wheel. Instead, we based SUSE Manager on the Spacewalk project. And we haven’t looked back ever since. Spacewalk provided us with a solid and mature code base that […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

May 4, 2018 8:23 pm

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SUSE Manager 3.2 Beta3 has landed on my desk! And yours?

The SUSE Manager team has been churning out one SUSE Manager 3.2 beta release after the other. So I've had a hard time catching up with the blog posts. That's why today you're getting two blogs for the price of one: The announcement: Beta 3 is out (drums rolling)! Beta 3, our final beta, […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

May 1, 2018 8:02 pm

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A fresh breath of Oxygen: The latest Salt version, now on openSUSE Tumbleweed!

A couple of weeks ago, Saltstack proudly announced the newest version of Salt, the powerful tool for remote execution, configuration management, and event-driven automation. As you know, we've been using Salt a lot in SUSE Manager and as part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Hundreds of improvements The latest version brings a fresh breath of […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

March 19, 2018 6:22 pm

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if count(ibm_power_systems) > 10 then add suse_manager_on_power

Sometimes, pseudocode is the fastest way to describe an algorithm. So the headline says it all: If you have to manage more than just a handful of IBM Power Systems servers running SUSE Linux Enterprise, we recommend that you add SUSE Manager to the equation!   SUSE Manager makes it so much easier to […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

March 16, 2018 1:37 pm

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OMG, I missed Pi Day!

After blogging about SUSE Manager 3.2 Beta 1 last week, this afternoon I was planning to look into what's going on in our stable release, Manager 3.1. And I suddenly realized that we're currently at version 3.1.4, the perfect release number for a blog on this week's "Pi Day". Well, […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

March 9, 2018 2:06 pm

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Who needs more field types if you can have all of them?

Formulas with Forms are one of the most powerful features that make SUSE Manager the ideal tool for consistently managing the configuration of hundreds or thousands of servers. If you don't know about them yet, you may want to read this previous post first. Since we added Formulas with Forms to SUSE Manager, customers, partners, […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

November 3, 2017 9:08 am

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The making of "Bringing Salt to the Enterprise"

Last November at the annual SaltConf conference, Don Vosburg and I presented some great news: The United Federation of Planets has chosen SUSE Manager on their Constitution Class vessels to protect them from software attacks by the Borg. Here is the video of our keynote: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V2t1Lursuk[/embed] The night before the keynote we […]

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