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Version revision history
July 2021: 4.2.1 release
June 21st, 2021: 4.2 GA
About SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2
SUSE Manager Proxy provides mirroring proxy support for large and distributed environments.
Operation of the proxy is completely transparent. The SUSE Manager Proxy looks like a managed client to SUSE Manager Server, and like a server to the managed clients. Managed clients talk to the Proxy only, and the Proxy in turn communicates to the SUSE Manager Server.
All software packages that pass the SUSE Manager Proxy are cached and subsequent client requests for these packages are resolved from the cache.
SUSE Manager Proxy is available for x86_64 architecture only. We recommend you have at least 8 GB main memory, and approximately 50 GB of disk space per distribution or channel.
Consider additional disk space required for storing images for retail terminals.
For more details on system requirements, see the Installation Guide on https://documentation.suse.com/suma/4.2/.
SUSE Manager Proxy distribution
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 is provided through SUSE Customer Center and can be installed with the unified installer for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3.
Installation and setup
Installation of SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 is done with the SUSE Manager Server 4.2 Web interface.
For more details on installing and configuring SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2, see the Installation Guide on https://documentation.suse.com/suma/4.2/.
Upgrade from previous version
To upgrade an existing SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 or 4.0 system to SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2, you can do an in-place upgrade, or you can set up a new system to replace the old one.
For more information about upgrading, see the Upgrade Guide on https://documentation.suse.com/suma/4.2/.
SUSE Manager Server versions
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 works only with SUSE Manager 4.2 Server.
SUSE Manager Server 4.2 works with SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0 and SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 but only for migration purposes. The product is not intended to be used in a mixed-version scenario in production.
Major changes since SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 GA
Features and changes
The SUSE Patch Finder is a simple online service to view released patches.
Make spacecmd aware of retracted patches/packages
Generate SSL private keys FIPS 140-2 compatible (bsc#1187593)
Add option to run Ansible playbooks in 'test' mode
New filter template: Live patching based on a system
Fix bugged search in formula catalog
Convert Virtualization modal dialogs to react-modal
Update the version for the WebUI
Handle broken RPM packages to prevent exceptions causing fails on repository synchronization (bsc#1186650)
Major Changes Since SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1
Salt has been upgraded to upstream version 3002, plus a number of patches, backports and enhancements by SUSE, for the SUSE Manager Server, Proxy and Client Tools (where the client operating system supports Python 3.5+; otherwise Salt 3000 or 2016.11 are used).
We intend to regularly upgrade Salt to more recent versions.
For more details about changes in your manually-created Salt states, see the Salt 3002 upstream release notes.
SLES 15 SP3 JeOS as a Base System
The SUSE Manager 4.1 Proxy and Retail Branch Server can now be installed on top of SLES 15 SP3 JeOS edition.
Base System Upgrade
The base system was upgraded to SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP3.
Do not use the '@' character in the SUSE Manager Proxy password, as it is not escaped correctly.
Single Sign On, API and CLI tools
Single Sign On can be used to authenticate in the Web UI but not with the API or CLI tools. This will be fixed in a future release of SUSE Manager.
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