SUSE Manager Documentation

Version: 5.0 beta2

We are currently in the process of enhancing the 5.0 beta2 documentation. As we transition from a traditional framework to a modern, containerized approach, please be aware of the following:

Developmental Stage: This documentation is actively being updated. You will encounter areas that are still under construction or evolving.

Information Gaps: During this transition, there may be gaps in the information provided. We are working diligently to update and complete all sections as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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1. What is SUSE Manager?

SUSE Manager is a solution for organizations that require robust control over maintenance and package deployment on their servers. It enables you to manage large sets of Linux systems and keep them up-to-date, with automated software management, asset management, and system provisioning. It also allows you to maintain a high level of security while effectively managing system life-cycle requirements.

SUSE Manager uses Salt to provide event-driven configuration and management control. The Salt-master orchestrates tens of thousands of Salt clients (SUSE Manager clients) using remote execution.

SUSE Manager offers seamless management of SUSE Linux Enterprise, openSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Amazon Linux, AlmaLinux, and Raspberry Pi OS client systems. They can be on-premise, or on public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud or even multi-cloud environments.

If you cannot use the SUSE Manager Web UI, almost all functionality (with the exception of virtualization tasks) is available from the command prompt. All command line tools can be used with assistive technology tools. Text readers orca and espeak can be enabled in the Desktop Applications Module. Speech recognition mycroft-core and sphinx are available in PackageHub. Additionally, you can interact with SUSE Manager using the XML-RPC API.

2. Available Documentation

The following documentation is available for SUSE Manager version 5.0.

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Quick Start

Retail Guide

Installation/Upgrade Guide

Reference Guide

Client Configuration Guide

Common Workflows

Administration Guide

Specialized Guides

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SUSE Manager documentation is available in several locations and formats. For the most up-to-date version of this documentation, see https://documentation.suse.com/suma/.