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Joachim "Joe" Werner is the Senior Product Manager for Systems Management at SUSE, working out of the SUSE headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. He is an Open Source early adopter with well over ten years of experience with developing and managing Open Source software for the enterprise.

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High concentration of Salt, not just in the Dead Sea

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February 14, 2017 10:45 am

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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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Three-O-Three is out! What’s new in SUSE Manager 3.0.3?

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January 19, 2017 3:52 am

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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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Forms are the Formula for Success

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November 14, 2016 6:22 am

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

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November 3, 2016 4:40 pm

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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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Salting Spacewalk and SenseHat …

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November 2, 2016 10:13 am

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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 and beacon …

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We adapt, dm-drogerie markt succeeds!

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October 26, 2016 3:05 pm

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From my times as the product manager for SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service I still have some special affinity to the Retail industry. Maybe because of that heritage I’m even more proud than usual that we can present a new customer success story about dm-drogerie markt (link in German only) and their successful migration to an SAP …

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What do French Fries and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server have in common?

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August 10, 2016 7:00 am

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Did the headline catch your attention? 🙂 The answer is: Both are now coming pre-salted! And with the newest SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 “Second Edition” Just enough Operating System images (that’s quite a mouthful) you don’t even have to worry about your health: There are no known side effects! Salt is …

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Groups + States == Awesome!

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July 5, 2016 12:31 pm

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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 Salt …

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A truly enlightening keynote: SUSE at SaltConf 2016

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June 15, 2016 2:50 am

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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 minute …

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Eight easy steps to SUSE Manager 3: With JeOS!

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April 22, 2016 3:53 pm

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In the title of my post about what’s new in SUSE Manager 3 I implied that the new release was “sweet and salty”. Now, the “salty” part is easy, because SUSE Manager 3 comes with Salt included. But why “sweet”? Because I suggest taking some JeOS (pronounce “juice”) with your Manager 3. 😉 You may …

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