I'll continue the effort I started at last Hackweek to support Windows clients in Uyuni/SUSE Manager using Salt. When this is done, SUSE Manager would act as a WSUS server to Windows clients.

https://hackweek.suse.com/20/projects/suse-manager-windows-client-support

https://github.com/uyuni-project/uyuni/issues/1937

Status as of end of Hackweek 19

  • Windows added to database, Java side, etc
  • Ported Microsoft update protocol server-server and client-server reference implementations to Linux, so it's possible to download updates and CVE information from Microsoft to the Uyuni Server
  • Salt packages for Windows built (locally, not in OBS)
  • Bootstrapping clients from the WebUI does not fully work: client is bootstrapped, Salt key arrives to the Uyuni Server but after accepting it, system does not finish registration. Apparently, some grains are missing on the client, or enablement is missing something on the Java side. Same happens when initiating registration from the Salt minion (i. e. minion contacts the master).

Missing, maybe doable in one hackweek (depends a lot on the first item: fixing the Java enablement)

  • Fix Java side so that client finishes registration to Uyuni Server
  • Bootstrap repository
  • Add updates and CVE information to the channels and database after synchronizing them
  • Call Microsoft Update server-server from spacewalk-reposync / mgr-sync

Missing, not doable by me in one hackweek

  • Virtualization. Should be easy if using KVM or Xen on Windows. Support for Hyper-V Virtualization Hosts depends on libvirt supporting Hyper-V (it does on Leap, it should on SLE starting with SLE 15 SP3)
  • OpenSCAP. Should be easy, mainly providing the OpenSCAP tools and content in some channel and deploying them to the clients. Tricky part is not really OpenSCAP but how to add content from outside Microsoft Update to a Windows channel.
  • Autoinstall Windows using Cobbler (http://cobbler.github.io/blog/2020/12/04/wingen.html)
  • Building Salt packages for Windows in OBS. Building Windows software on OBS is cumbersome (requires using mingw), and Salt has its own building mechanism for Windows.
  • Build Windows images

How to join?

I will be in the uyuni-devel Gitter channel during Hackweek, ping me there if you want to help, provide feedback, or just are curious: https://gitter.im/uyuni-project/devel

Looking for hackers with the skills:

uyuni susemanager windows systemsmanagement server linux salt microsoft wsus

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Hack Week 20

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  • over 1 year ago: pagarcia added keyword "linux" to this project.
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  • over 1 year ago: pagarcia added keyword "microsoft" to this project.
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  • Comments

    • juliogonzalezgil
      over 1 year ago by juliogonzalezgil | Reply

      No promises that I will perform miracles, but as a former Windows sysadmin, maybe I can provide some help with some stuff.

    • pagarcia
    • pagarcia
      over 1 year ago by pagarcia | Reply

      I have updated the description with the link to the gitter chat in case you want to join.

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