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By: Joachim Werner

January 31, 2023 5:02 pm

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Running SLE Micro on Apple Silicon has never been easier!

I have a confession to make. I'm working for a Linux company, but one of my work laptops is an Apple Silicon Mac. And I have a very solid reason for that: If you need to run Arm-based Linux like SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro (SLE Micro) for development or customer demos, Macs are the best […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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By: Joachim Werner

November 2, 2016 10:13 am

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Salting Spacewalk and SenseHat …

Most pull requests on GitHub aren't that newsworthy, but there are two that were accepted into the Salt project recently that I think you should be aware of. Both of them started as part of a SUSE Hack Week effort. Let's begin with the "fun one": With the inclusion of the execution module […]

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By: Joachim Werner

July 5, 2016 12:31 pm

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Groups + States == Awesome!

In my last post I promised to write more about what I'm calling the Groups & States Pattern. We discovered it more or less by accident when we prepared for the SUSE keynote at SaltConf, as we tried to come up with a simple, yet powerful, demo of what you can do with plain […]

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By: Joachim Werner

June 15, 2016 2:50 am

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A truly enlightening keynote: SUSE at SaltConf 2016

One of my last posts was from Salt Lake City, where Don Vosburg and I delivered one of the keynotes at SaltStack's SaltConf and launched SUSE Manager 3. For those of you who didn't have the opportunity to see the keynote or just want to watch it one more time, we've now compiled a 25 […]

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By: Joachim Werner

February 8, 2013 2:09 pm

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With SUSE Manager, a new Service Pack is now just a few clicks away!

For quite a while SUSE Manager has been supporting Service Pack upgrades via AutoYaST and the SUSE Manager remote provisioning feature. Now there is an even easier way of migrating a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to a new Service Pack, built right into the SUSE Manager Web UI! As usual I wanted to provide screenshots […]

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