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?


The training course teaches participants how to use orcharhino. It can be used to automatically manage a data center.


€ 1.890,- additional statutory VAT


Monday 03.06.2019 – Wednesday 05.06.2019
Monday 02.12.2019 – Wednesday 04.12.2019

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 food 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
  • Lifecyclemanagement
  • Patchmanagement
  • Configuration management (Puppet, Ansible, Saltstack)
  • Configuration of orcharhino
  • Additional Plugins (e.g. Remote Execution, Snapshot Tool)
  • Command Line Interface (Hammer CLI)


This course is designed for users who have little or 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 will gain an insight into the various setting options and functions of orcharhino that make life easier for the admin.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to apply basic system configurations with best practices for orcharhino to implement.

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 less 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

Services and support

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Services & Support


The subscription package includes support for orcharhino. We offer standard and premium subscriptions.


The workshop teaches participants how orcharhino can be used to automatically manage a data center.


We are also happy to offer you custom orcharhino workshops. These are tailored to your situation and usually carried out at your premises.

If you are interested in a training session, please contact us at

Release Notes

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Orcharhino release notes

orcharhino 4.4.0 is here!

  • SCC-Manager: Account has now configuration options for recurring refresh of repositories (e.g. to keep the Authentication-Token valid)
  • Improvements to the Salt Plugin:
    • Bulk actions for “Change Salt Master” and “Change Salt Environment”
    • Report / Facts view show saltstack icon as origin
    • Remote Execution Plugin is used to run Saltstate.highstate This shows more information during job execution.
    • Run any Salt function by using “Schedule Remote Job”
    • Possibility to “test-run” any Salt function and let them run recurrently.
  • Update to foreman 1.21 and Katello 3.11
  • For Config Reports and Audits there is a new viewer to show the differences.
  • Set Variables for Ansible Roles on the orcharhino Management Interface.
  • Support for RHEL8 / CentOS8 module streams
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Web installer: Installation aborted in Ansible Script: TASK [or_configuration : Create Ubuntu Client repository].
    • Upgrade 4.1 -> 4.2 overwrites ssh-keys.
    • Subscription-manager refresh for Debian has an error, which is why the use is not possible.
    • Subscription-Manager Suse: All Repos files doubled.
    • SLES Updates/Errata are not displayed in GUI. Host displays the updates with yum update.
    • Report-Template: The package list of applicable errata for Debian/Ubuntu is empty.
    • REX Install/Update Packages for apt/zypper need more options (non-interactive).
    • Disable OS minor versions set by puppet.
    • Generic Image (Bootdisk) cannot be created.
    • Fix Salt-Plugin.
    • Filter bookmarks have disappeared since the update and new ones cannot be created.
    • Configuration Management in the installer is not addressed in the Documentation.
    • Access to the Administration Guide requires administrator rights.
    • “Unregister Host” button leads to complete VM deletion



Execution of Salt state.highstate

Ausführung von Salt state.highstate


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Orcharhino Release Notes

Every six weeks there is a new orcharhino release. You can read what has changed in the current version here.

Orcharhino 4.2.0

Orcharhino 4.1.0

Orcharhino 4.0.0

Orcharhino 3.7.0

Orcharhino 3.6.0

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