We have SM3 installed and running but have a few problems which we posted separate threads about. We opened tickets with SUSE for each of these issues and the issue seems to be the feature wasn't tested on salt clients (out of disk space in /boot not being reported back to SUMA when installing kernel patches for SLES11 and SUMA failures when installing a patch for a future time) or won't be made available in SUMA for salt clients (action chains). Even though salt clients were introduced with SM3 and 5.1 from the "Getting Started" guide states "In addition to this traditional framework SUSE Manager 3 includes a complete Salt solution.", it seems the "traditional" client is better supported than the salt clients.

Interested to know whether or not people are using salt clients or "traditional" clients with SM3 and why.