Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

November 3, 2017 9:08 am

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The making of "Bringing Salt to the Enterprise"

Today 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. Last night we even had a Vulcan science officer visit us in the Salt Palace here in Salt […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

October 20, 2017 5:40 am

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More POWER for SUSE Manager Server!

It’s been a while since I’ve told you a secret. Well, here is another one: When we ran our live demos for SUSE Manager at our Expert Days earlier this year, SUSE Manager was actually running on a server from the IBM Power Systems family! We kept this a secret because back then this was […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

October 12, 2017 3:33 pm

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Containers, watch out! Big Brother is watching you!

At SUSECON 2017 I interviewed Michele Bologna and Johannes Renner about the latest features our engineers added to SUSE Manager: If you are too busy to watch the 2-minute video, here’s the summary of what’s new in SUSE Manager 3.1.2, our latest maintenance update: SUSE Manager is now watching your containers running on SUSE Container […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

June 9, 2017 9:48 am

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Let me tell you a secret!

Let me tell you a well-kept secret: With one of the recent maintenance updates for SUSE Manager 3.0 we silently released the first officially supported Formula with Forms! In my last blog post on Formulas with Forms last November I explained the basic ideas and concepts behind this new powerful feature and gave you some […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

May 31, 2017 2:53 am

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Sticky action buttons for SUSE Manager

If you are a frequent user of the SUSE Manager web UI, you may be familiar with this: On many UI pages that display long lists of systems, packages, patches, etc., the “action buttons” (Save, Apply, …)  are at the bottom of the page. That leads to a somewhat time-consuming workflow: For example, if you […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

May 29, 2017 2:13 am

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Put your systems into a high state!

The highstate is what Salt, the systems management framework that has become so core to  SUSE Manager,  calls it when an admin applies all the configuration states to a system that are meant to be applied on that system. Salt can also apply individual state changes, but the highstate comes closest to a truly idempotent […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

May 25, 2017 5:37 am

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No beta blockers for SUSE Manager 3.1. So let’s get ready for containers!

Managing content and compliance in hybrid cloud and container infrastructures is our main design goal for the upcoming SUSE Manager 3.1 release. This is in line with our strategy for the Container as a Service Platform. With Beta 3 and its further improved support for building container images we reached a critical milestone towards that […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

February 14, 2017 10:45 am

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High concentration of Salt, not just in the Dead Sea

Finally, the wait has an end: Earlier this month we made Salt 2015.8.12 available to all customers with a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription! This may sound like a small step, but, as far as I can tell, it makes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server the first Linux distribution that comes with a fully supported and […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

January 19, 2017 3:52 am

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Three-O-Three is out! What’s new in SUSE Manager 3.0.3?

If you are a regular reader of my blog posts, chances are that you are at least slightly interested in what’s going on with SUSE Manager, our comprehensive Lifecycle Management solution for Linux. Well, then I’ve got some good news for you: Earlier this week we released SUSE Manager 3.0.3, a maintenance release in the […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

November 14, 2016 6:22 am

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Forms are the Formula for Success

Now that SUSECon 2016 is over and everyone is heading back home, it’s time to provide more background on some of the new features and technologies we showcased in Washington. Today I’m going to pick the new Formulas with Forms in SUSE Manager 3, a feature that also made it into our “Demopalooza”, the coolest […]

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