SUSE Manager 3.1 Administration (SMGR201)

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.


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


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.


3 days. Hands on.

Course 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 
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Course Content

  • Introduction and Features Overview 
  • Architecture and Components 
  • Installation and Initial Configuration 
  • Users, Group, Role and Organization Configuration 
  • Software Channel Management 
  • System Registration 
  • CVE and Patching 
  • Salt Overview 
  • System Management using Salt States 
  • Subscription Matching 
  • System Deployment 
  • Organizations  
  • Deploying the SUSE Manager 3.1 Proxy