Using the System Set Manager

System Set Manager is used to administrate groups of systems, rather than performing actions on one system at a time. It works for both Salt and traditional clients.

For a complete list of the tasks that you can perform with the System Set Manager, see reference:systems/ssm-menu.adoc.

Setting up System Set Manager

You need to select which systems you want to work with before you can use System Set Manager to perform operations.

Navigate to Main Menu  Systems  System List  All and check the boxes to the left of the systems you want to work with. This will automatically add your chosen systems to System Set Manager.

You can access System Set Manager in three different ways:

  • Navigating to Systems  System Set Manager.

  • Navigating to Systems  System Groups and clicking Use in SSM for the system group you want to work with.

  • Navigating to Systems  System Groups, selecting the group you want to work with, and clicking Work with Group.

Using System Set Manager

The details you see in System Set Manager might differ slightly from the details available in other parts of the SUSE Manager Web UI. If you are looking at the details of a single system in the Web UI, then you will only be able to see the latest available versions of package updates. When you look at the same system in System Set Manager, all available versions will be shown. This is intended to make it easier for system administrators to manage package versions, and choose to upgrade to packages that might not be the latest version.