SUSE released SUSE Manager 1.7 of its systems management solution for enterprise Linux environments.
SUSE Manager’s capabilities help enterprises to comprehensively manage SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers with a single centralized solution.
Version 1.7 includes flexibility and compliance enhancements that help customers grow their Linux deployments while reducing management effort.
Among the new features SUSE Manager 1.7 offers:
Compliance improvements – SUSE Manager 1.7 offers a standard approach to maintaining the security of enterprise systems (OpenSCAP), from auditing the status of software patches to confirming that servers have the latest security updates and security configuration settings. Version 1.7 also proactively monitors for signs of certain security compromises.
Flexible deployment options – SUSE Manager 1.7 supports the open source PostgreSQL database. Customers now have the choice between using an external Oracle 10g or 11g database, an embedded commercial enterprise database or an embedded PostgreSQL database to accommodate a wide range of deployment and scalability scenarios.
Additional provisioning and management enhancements – SUSE Manager 1.7 includes enablement for IPv6 addresses, allowing IT administrators the ability to more efficiently manage the lifecycle of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.