SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center

SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center enable Windows systems administrators to view server health information and perform both Windows and Linux patching duties via the same console.

Through tight integration between SUSE Manager and Microsoft System Center, the system administrator is able, through a single console, to:

  • Quickly check the update status of all Linux servers to ensure their health and security.

  • View a list of all Linux servers entitled for a selected list of critical and optional updates and patches.

  • Get alerts for all outdated or critical updates available for Linux servers (proactively protect systems).

  • Schedule a maintenance window to run updates on a specific Linux server or a group of Linux servers.

  • Patch Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, when combined with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Expanded Support.


Key Benefits:

Today, systems administrators are required to use separate tools for maintaining patch health compliance and deploying required updates to the Windows and Linux servers in their environments. The SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center streamlines the management of your virtual and physical environments across both Windows and Linux platforms from a single, central console.

  • Reduce cost—Leverage your investment in existing infrastructure including software, hardware and expertise.

  • Save time—Windows and Linux patch management can be done from the same console rather than splitting time between the two silos.

  • Minimize risk—Improved efficiency in the patching and updating process translates to lower risk of failure via a missed or incorrectly applied patch.


Leverage the Best from Both Worlds

Evolve your unique IT environment to become more integrated and more holistically managed.


Deployment and System Requirements

The SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft Systems Center requires SUSE Manager and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or later to be installed. A SUSE Manager Management Module is required for each Linux server that is to be managed. For managing Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Expanded Support is required.

System Requirements (Minimum):

  • SUSE Manager version 1.2 or higher

  • SUSE Manager Management Pack

  • System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or later


About SUSE Manager

Whether your data center is large or small, manually updating, patching and configuring servers can be a time-consuming, error-prone task. SUSE Manager can help. Built for Linux, SUSE Manager automates Linux server management, allowing you to provision and maintain your servers faster and more accurately. SUSE Manager lets you monitor the health of each Linux server in your data center from a single console so you can identify server performance issues before they impact your business. With SUSE Manager you can comprehensively manage your Linux servers across physical, virtual and cloud environments while improving the efficiency of your datacenter.


About Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center 2012 provides a common management toolset to help you configure, provision, monitor, and operate your IT infrastructure. If your infrastructure is like that of most organizations, you have physical and virtual resources running heterogeneous operating systems. The integrated physical, virtual, private, and public cloud management capabilities in Microsoft System Center 2012 can help you ensure efficient IT management and optimized ROI of those resources.

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