SUSE Manager Goes Mobile!

By: joachimwerner

May 4, 2012 8:39 am





SUSE Manager makes it easy to manage thousands of Linux servers remotely using just a web browser. Now with SUSE Manager Mobile you have the freedom to manage your servers with an Android phone or tablet, anytime, anywhere.

If you watched the Brainshare 2011 SUSE keynote live or on Youtube or have seen the IT Central demo video, you already knew that we have been working on an Android app for SUSE Manager.

Starting today, a fully functional, but unsupported beta of SUSE Manager Mobile is available in Google Play. Give it a try! And no longer be tethered to your computer for simple server management tasks as though it was 2000.

It’s easy to get started. You just log in with the same credentials you use on the SUSE Manager web interface and your servers are at your fingertips.

SUSE Manager Mobile login screen

SUSE Manager Mobile login screen

SUSE Manager Mobile main screen

SUSE Manager Mobile main screen

SUSE Manager Mobile: List of patches

SUSE Manager Mobile, currently, lets you view the patch status of your servers, apply patches, and review and schedule pending actions. There’s no server monitoring yet, but that’s something we are looking into for a later release.

In addition to the app, you are going to need a SUSE Manager installation. If you aren’t using SUSE Manager yet, there’s a 60 day evaluation version you can download for free.

By the way, if you aren’t using an Android device, but an iPhone or iPad, stay tuned.

And for the tech-savvy among you, SUSE Manager Mobile doesn’t need any server-side changes! We are just using the public XML-RPC API that SUSE Manager exposes.

This is Joachim Werner blogging live from SUSE in Nuremberg, where we make patching a server as easy as taking a phone call.

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