Jason Phippen
By: Jason Phippen

April 29, 2019 11:31 am

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IT Infrastructure Management: What You Need to Know

In the old days, system administrators spent a majority of their time watching file servers, managing user accounts, and ensuring network connectivity, but today’s infrastructure is a busier and more exotic place. Applications hide in containers, systems hide in other systems, new configurations appear and disappear with a single mouse click, and every file […]

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Jason Phippen
By: Jason Phippen

January 15, 2019 6:11 pm

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Managing compliance for Linux systems with SUSE Manager

Many industries and governments require compliance with security standards to ensure security, identity, confidentiality, and data integrity. These standards specify a minimum security level and also mandate measures such as logging and auditing to reveal any hints of unauthorized use. Some of the most widely adopted standards are: Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)—a US standard intended to […]

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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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Jason Phippen
By: Jason Phippen

September 4, 2018 2:45 pm

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SUSE Manager Technical Overview Part 3 – Configuration Management

In this 3 part blog series we take a deeper look into SUSE Manager 3.2, looking at what the product does, how it does and how it is set up. Blog Part 1 - Discover SUSE Manager Blog Part 2 - How SUSE Manager Works Blog Part 3 - SUSE Manager Configuration Management Part […]

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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

1,231 views

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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