SUSE Manager 3.1 Administration



This course prepares attendees to install SUSE Manager 3.1, configure the SUSE Manager 3.1 server in their environment, register their existing or new servers to SUSE Manager, use Salt configuration management, search for CVE vulnerabilities, patch servers, use Subscription Matching, add Organizations and use the SUSE Manager Proxy Server. SUSE Manager 3.x adds support for Salt based configuration management and a range of updates and improvements from the 2.1 release.


Course Information

Delivery Method: Classroom
Course Duration: 3 days
Course Level: Beginner

Key Objectives

During this course you will learn:
  • Install and Configure SUSE Manager
  • Users and System Group Management
  • Channel Management
  • Create and Configure Activation Keys
  • Register Salt Minions
  • Salt Fundamentals
  • Apply Salt States
  • Run a CVE audit and Patch Systems
  • Subscription Matching
  • Unattended System Deployment
  • Expanding SUSE Manager with Organizations
  • Install and Configure SUSE Manager Proxy

Audience Summary

This course is suitable for customers who are either deploying or considering deploying a SUSE Manager 3.1 solution, SUSE Partners and consultants who require to learn about the features and functions of SUSE Manager 3.1.


Course Outline

Section 1: Introduction and Features Overview
Section 2: Architecture and Components
Section 3: Installation and Initial Configuration
Section 4: Users, Group, Role and Organization Configuration
Section 5: Software Channel Management
Section 6: System Registration
Section 7: CVE and Patching
Section 8: Salt Overview
Section 9: System Management using Salt States
Section 10: Subscription Matching
Section 11: System Deployment
Section 12: Organizations
Section 12: Deploying the SUSE Manager 3.1 Proxy

Course Prerequisites

Attendees should have a good knowledge of Linux administration to the SUSE Certified Linux Administrator 12 level. An understanding of systems management processes such as ITIL is useful but not essential.