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The making of “Bringing Salt to the Enterprise”



By: joachimwerner

November 3, 2017 9:08 am

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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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Categories: Events, Expert Views, SUSE Manager

Let me tell you a secret!



By: joachimwerner

June 9, 2017 9:48 am

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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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Put your systems into a high state!



By: joachimwerner

May 29, 2017 2:13 am

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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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No beta blockers for SUSE Manager 3.1. So let’s get ready for containers!



By: joachimwerner

May 25, 2017 5:37 am

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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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Categories: Containers, Containers as a Service, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, IT Infrastructure Management, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, Technical Solutions

Rise of the CaaS Platform

Raj Meel

By: Raj Meel

March 3, 2017 7:34 am

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You have tinkered with containers, deployed containers or have just started looking at containers. Now, you are faced with the choice of how much to develop on your own the container related plumbing that doesn’t add value for you in the long term. There are a lot of decisions to be made before you are …

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Categories: Cloud Solutions, Containers, Containers as a Service, Server and Application Virtualization, Technical Solutions

High concentration of Salt, not just in the Dead Sea



By: joachimwerner

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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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, IT Infrastructure Management, Server, Subscription Management Tool, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager

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



By: joachimwerner

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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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Events, Expert Views, IT Infrastructure Management, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Manager, SUSE Storage, Technical Solutions

Forms are the Formula for Success



By: joachimwerner

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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Introducing SUSE Containers as a Service Platform

Simona Arsene

By: Simona Arsene

November 10, 2016 7:18 am

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SUSE Containers as a Service Platform is the solution that puts together SUSE Linux Enterprise MicroOS, the operating system optimized for running the next generation of applications with Linux containers, and the container orchestration solution for container cluster management based on Kubernetes. SLE MicroOS technology is a modern Linux Operating System, designed for containers and optimized …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

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



By: joachimwerner

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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