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silviumc
14-Feb-2017, 14:48
I'm thinking to get SUSE Manager to use it as a central script repository. I am sysadmin for dozens of SLES servers and I have various shell scripts and configurations on them. I'd like to use SUSE Manager, the Salt thingie, to keep the scripts in it and when I need to change something in a server script I wouldn't log in the server, but rather go to SUSE Manager, edit the script there and then it would be pushed to the server.

Is SUSE Manager suitable for this or do you recommend something else?

Another question, if we buy a subscription for 1 year and it expires can I still continue to use the Salt part until I renew the subscription again? It's 20000 for 50 servers and I fear that somehow, sometime it might get cut out of the budget. Hope not, but I have to be sure that I can still use the configuration and monitoring even if the package updates stop.

kwk
15-Feb-2017, 08:19
The best way to find out is to use the free 60-days trial of SUSE Manager at https://www.suse.com/products/suse-manager. You could as well start with pure Salt, now available for SLES12 in the advanced systems management module.

silviumc
02-Mar-2017, 11:06
The best way to find out is to use the free 60-days trial of SUSE Manager at https://www.suse.com/products/suse-manager. You could as well start with pure Salt, now available for SLES12 in the advanced systems management module.
I tested it and it's not quite up to my expectations.

I wanted to use it primarily for configuration management and it only gives me text Salt.

Nothing wrong with text, but I'll look at Salt Enterprise too, see if their GUI is useful.