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 the future Let’s […]

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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 we […]

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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, comes with […]

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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 air […]

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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 keep your […]

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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, a missed opportunity for me, […]

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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: The night before the keynote we even had a Vulcan […]

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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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