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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 05:53

SUSE tool to manage Windows-Linux environments


SUSE Linux on Monday announced that it would be releasing a tool to enable systems administrations running mixed Windows and Linux environments to manage things from a single interface.

The SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Centre will serve as a single central console to manage virtual and physical environments, maintaining the health of patches and deploying needed updates.

The announcement was made on the eve of the SUSECon, the annual conference of SUSE Linux, which is being held in Orlando, Florida.

SUSE, which was an independent company until it was bought by Novell in 2003, has now been functioning as an independent business unit since Novell was acquired and taken private by Attachmate Corporation in 2011.

Back in 2006, Novell signed a patent licensing deal with Microsoft that resulted in an avalanche of bad media coverage. Since the company went private, the storm appears to have died down.

Indeed, the provision of the single console for management has been attributed to the tight integration between SUSE Manager and Microsoft System Centre 2012 R2.

SUSE officials attribute such development to the need for operating in mixed environments. The word most used is "pragmatic".

Michael Miller, SUSE vice-president of global alliances and marketing, was quoted in a media release as saying: "The SUSE Management Pack for Microsoft System Center... demonstrates both partners' commitment to meeting the operating requirements of real-world customers in their mixed-technology environments."

The writer is attending SUSECon as a guest of SUSE.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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