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shevary
23-Jan-2014, 13:10
Hi Guys,
I am evaluating tools to patch SLES 11 (native version) and SLES11 (VMware version). I came across three tools:


Subscription Management Tool (SMT)
SUSE Manager
ZENworks Linux Management



If you are patching SLES servers, can you please share your experiences, is there any third party tools out there to patch SLES 11?

kwk
27-Jan-2014, 11:11
Hi,

let me give you a rough guideline

Subscription Management Tool (SMT) is not a patch management tool. It's a package and update mirroring tool. The clients still need to actively fetch updates from this mirror.

SUSE Manager is a complete management solution for SLES and RHEL, including asset management, package management, patch management, (simple) configuration management, monitoring. All functions can be run from the SUSE Manager web ui. SUSE Manager is the best solution for pure Linux management.

ZENworks Linux Management supports Linux and Microsoft Windows clients and thus has a more 'alien' interface to admins with Linux background.