By: joachimwerner

November 3, 2017 9:08 am

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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By: joachimwerner

June 9, 2017 9:48 am

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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By: joachimwerner

May 29, 2017 2:13 am

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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By: joachimwerner

May 25, 2017 5:37 am

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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By: jlove

March 13, 2017 7:40 am

A Trio to Remember – Tyson Foods, SUSE Manager and SaltStack

As you may have heard, we started planning for SUSECON 2017 and as we dove into this work I started to think about SUSECON 2016.  This was my first SUSECON, as I only joined the company earlier in the year.  I loved the music, the sessions and most of all the people. One of the […]

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By: joachimwerner

February 14, 2017 10:45 am

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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By: joachimwerner

January 19, 2017 3:52 am

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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By: Nathan Barney

November 30, 2016 11:13 am

They Like Us, And It's Not Just Me Saying That

In my work with our partners here at SUSE I get to interact with partners of all types. I get to talk with them about how we work together and hear not only about the marketing, which is my field, but also hear about the other engagements we work on in areas like sales, engineering […]

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By: joachimwerner

November 14, 2016 6:22 am

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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By: joachimwerner

November 3, 2016 4:40 pm

Salt can salt itself, and SUSE Manager now makes use of that!

In my famous “French Fry Post” I talked about how easy it is with the pre-installed Salt minion on SUSE’s “Just enough Operating System” (JeOS) to connect a new server with SUSE Manager 3. I promised to follow up with a post that explains another option that’s even cooler: Using Salt to install itself from remote! Well, […]

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