Patch Note Archive

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Patch Notes Archive

orcharhino 4.3.0

orcharhino 4.3.0 is here!

  • Documentation on hammer admin logging
  • Detailed documentation on Activation Keys
  • Debian/Ubuntu repositories now publish InRelease files
  • SELinux and firewalld are used for new installations via the orcha rhino Installer
  • Tracer Upload for SUSE to determine if a reboot is required for activation after installing an update
  • Progress indicator of synchronized Debian packages
  • Oracle Linux Support incl. orcha rhino Oracle Linux Client
  • The orcha rhino Installer supports the installation of orcha rhino via an HTTP(s) proxy
  • Upgrade from CentOS base system to version 7.6
  • Azure Plugin now supports HTTP(s) proxy for communication with the Azure API.
  • Fixed Bugs:
    • The “Discovery Plugin Guide” does not mention the orcha rhino-fdi package
    • Debian Errata support: undefined method `release_name’ for nil:NilClass
    • Debian repositories do not display Sync Status Details
    • The webinstaller fails when no plugins are selected
    • SCC-Manager: Sync not working with SQL-Error
    • SLES errata requiring reboot “fail”

orcharhino Training

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orcharhino Training

How do you manage your data center with orcharhino?


This training teaches participants how orcharhino can be used to automatically manage a data center.


  • Basics in handling Linux and terminal as well as basic knowledge for the installation of a Linux server are advantageous.
  • Handling a terminal editor like vi(m), nano, emacs etc.
  • Basic understanding of SSH


€ 1.890,- additional statutory VAT


Monday 20.04.2020 – Wednesday 22.04.2020

Monday 06.07.2020 – Wednesday 08.07.2020

Monday 09.11.2020 – Wednesday 11.11.2020

The following services are included in the booking:

  • The corresponding training in a fully equipped training room with a physical computer and possibly several virtual systems for each participant.
  • training documents
  • Lunch and meals during the training course
  • Use of the WI-FI in the training room

Not included in the price: Arrival and Hotel


  • Overview of the functions of orcharhino
  • Creation of standardized host groups
  • Host Deployment
  • Lifecycle management
  • Patch management
  • Configuration management (Puppet, Ansible, Saltstack)
  • Configuration of orcharhino
  • Additional Plugins (e.g. Remote Execution, Snapshot Tool)
  • Command Line Interface (Hammer CLI)


This training is made for participants who have little to no experience with orcharhino. The training starts with the initial installation. The participants then become familiar with the core functionalities of deployment, patch and lifecycle management and configuration management. Finally, the participants get an insight into different settings and functions of orcharhino, which makes life easier for the admin.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to implement basic system configurations with best practices for orcharhino.

General information

Unless otherwise stated, the training courses will take place at the premises of ATIX AG, Parkring 15, 85748 Garching near Munich. Please note that our training courses are designed for a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 participants. If there are fewer than 4 registered participants, we reserve the right to cancel the training up to 2 weeks before the start.

If you have any questions about dates, venues or wishes, please contact us directly.

Phone: +49 89 4523538-0

Release Notes

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orcharhino Release notes

orcharhino 5.3.0 is here!

What’s new?

Intergration SLES 15 SP2


Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Monitoring candlepin_events / katello_events


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Bug Fixes

  • Text on the overview page has no space
  • Task overview page cannot be shown
  • Docker content is failing to replicate to proxy servers.
  • Errata selection causes all errata to be installed
  • Proxy settings causes proxmox compute resource to fail
  • Audit Report of Host is plain html
  • Access on SCC Manager / SUSE subscriptions only possible with admin rights
  • Ubuntu20 changes pxe-files location
  • AutoYast orcharhino default template proxy section
  • puppet_run_once_-_ssh_default.erb-template not working in Debian/ubuntu
  • Repository HTTP-Proxy not used by Debian Errata Download
  • orcharhino passthrough proxy configuration for multiple networks is wrong
  • sles client does not import GPG keys
  • SLES: katello-agent and (squid)-proxy stops zypper from installing/updating
  • deb-subscription-manager: trigger refresh on “apt update”Richard Stempfl
  • orcharhino passthrough proxy causes package hash errors
  • VMware EAGER_ZERO​ option is not accepted
  • Content credentials counter is not updated
  • Cannot delete setting “ignorable content”
  • salt-minion does not install on EL8 with current snippet saltstack_setup

orcharhino Release Note Archive


orcharhino FAQ

What is orcharhino?

orcharhino Is a complete data center management solution. It provides system lifecycle management via a single, easy-to-use interface. In particular, orcharhino supports automated system delivery, configuration management, and patch management.

With the help of orcharhino, most operational tasks are automated, helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and increase the number of systems to manage. Rolling out additional servers or applying the latest patch to hundreds of systems is just a click away, significantly increasing scalability and speeding time to market.

By supporting a wide range of established open-source operating systems and enterprise solutions, orcharhino provides a high degree of vendor independence and flexibility. It allows you to monitor and manage your servers in physical, virtual, and cloud-based environments while maintaining consistency across all environments.

Who benefits from orcharhino?

Because of its broad and flexible character, orcharhino will benefit any business or organization that manages an IT infrastructure ranging from a few Linux-based servers to a full-fledged data center!

In particular, orcharhino supports :

  • Scalability: A typical customer can run anything from a handful of Linux-based servers in a single location to a distributed system with thousands of machines.
  • Multiple distributions: orcharhino is used by customers running single or multiple Linux distributions, including Red Hat, SUSE, Debian, CentOS, and Ubuntu.
  • Virtualization: orcharhino supports a variety of virtualization options (VMware, KVM, EC2, Google Compute Engine). Customers can run on-premise physical systems, virtual machines, fully cloud-based systems, or a combination of all three.
  • Configuration management: orcharhino supports several established configuration management systems (Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack) and offers customers who are new to these systems the full choice, as well as a simple transition for those who are already familiar with one of them.

What are the expected benefits?

  • Reduced administrative costs through automation: Routine tasks can be automated, freeing system administrators for higher-value tasks and significantly increasing the number of systems that are easy to manage.
  • Faster system settings: New servers can be rolled out at the push of a button and dismantled just as easily, so you can respond immediately to a change in your requirements and ensure availability when you need it most.
  • Own software management: Easily deploy your own software across different lifecycle environments such as development, testing and production, and across physical or virtual locations across your enterprise.
  • Greater system consistency: Easily manage an enterprise-wide infrastructure across multiple physical sites through a single interface. Maintain a consistent operating environment through orcharhino’s central patch and configuration management.
  • System stability and security:Make sure your IT infrastructure is protected from third-party access and that your data and IT processes are secure. Install security patches on all your computers quickly. Make sure the software used in your systems comes from trusted sources. orcharhino Actively provides status reports on the state of the server configuration, available security fixes, and available updates.

Why Orcharhino? (Why ATIX?)

  • Vendor independent: orcharhino supports multiple configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack) as well as multiple virtualization options (VMware, KVM, EC2, Google Compute Engine) and several Linux distributions (Red Hat, SUSE, Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu).
  • Consulting and engineering: Our consultants will work with you to identify your individual needs and help you with all aspects of implementation. If necessary, our engineers can customize or expand the software to facilitate integration with existing services.
  • Training and support: ATIX relies on maximum transfer of know-how to its customers. We offer professional support as well as training programs that can be tailored to the needs of the customer.
  • Simple subscription model: ATIX is a partner for companies that want to control the cost of IT infrastructure. Our subscription model is kept as simple as possible, depending only on the number of systems you want orcharhino to manage. (You subscribe to one orcharhino Master and packages with 50 managed systems). In addition, we offer standard and premium support as well as a range of services related to orcharhino workshops.