By: Meike Chabowski

October 11, 2022 4:42 pm

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SAP HANA Cluster – automated OS patching with SUSE Manager and Salt states

The following article has been contributed by Bo Jin, Sales Engineer at SUSE and Linux Consultant.     Challenge and motivation SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is not just a great product for running SAP workloads. SUSE also provides best practice guides for building up reliable SAP HANA SR high availability […]

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By: Jason Phippen

June 2, 2021 11:26 am

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How Can SUSE Manager Complement SaltStack Enterprise

Anyone that has worked in IT long enough has heard of Salt as a leader in the configuration management area. Whether you've used it or not, you understand how much power can be gained with the platform. But Salt alone isn't the perfect fit for everyone, especially if you need more than pure configuration management. […]

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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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By: Jason Phippen

September 25, 2018 10:35 am

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SUSE Manager: Comparing the Alternatives – Ansible, Chef, Puppet and SaltStack

Comparing the Alternatives In my previous blog series we took a dive into SUSE Manager 3.2, looking at what SUSE Manager is, how it works and how it is configured. In this follow on blog we take a look at how SUSE Manager 3.2 compares with Chef, Puppet, Ansible and SaltStack. SUSE Manager […]

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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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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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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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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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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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