orcharhino in Conductix-Wampfler GmbH

In search of a partner for an automation solution for their server management, Conductix-Wampfler discovered orcharhino.

The Challenge

An all-in-one tool for automated lifecycle management

Conductix-Wampfler was looking for a software solution to centralize and update the management of their Linux systems. Particularly important was the patch and release management of existing production systems, which are to be managed centrally via a uniform interface. The new solution is intended to replace the outdated repository mirrors with integrated package management. The focus was on supporting their SLES 12 and SLES 15 database servers. The existing infrastructure should be integrated into the new setup, for example DNS server management using Windows AD.

The Solution

Central server management with orcharhino

In search of a partner for an efficient automation solution for their server management, Conductix-Wampfler discovered ATIX AG. With orcharhino, it has found a tool that decisively simplifies the management of its data centers. Processes such as setting up new servers, configuring managed systems, or patch and release management are automated. All connected servers can be monitored, managed and controlled with the help of orcharhino.

Generally, the configuration of the systems is standardized by host groups. For deviations, orcharhino offers full flexibility to override the configurations of individual systems. Thanks to preconfigured standard scenarios, setting up and configuring new systems with orcharhino is up to five times faster. With the help of ready-made job templates, both existing and new systems can be efficiently brought up to a uniform standard.

The Result

orcharhino enables automated and centralized patch and release management.

The package management orcharhino meets both the requirement for consistent and traceable package states and the direct management of SUSE operating systems. orcharhino has been successfully tested and is already in use.

The previous solution was quickly replaced by orcharhino: the existing repository mirrors were replaced by a stable and traceable package management via content views and activation keys. orcharhino allows rapid provisioning and timely rollout of up-to-date security serrata. Multiple package states for different systems can be maintained in parallel. orcharhino contains a job template for automatically upgrading SUSE service packs. Thus, through orcharhino, a central administrative office is created, including Package management with multiple package levels, SUSE support, as well as an overview of all servers with errata support and as a bonus: additional service pack upgrades.

In particular, Conductix-Wampfler uses the SCC Manager plug-in to conveniently synchronize software repositories from SUSE into the orcharhino and distribute them to managed systems in its own data center.


Conductix Wampfler und orcharhino

Field of activity
Systems for power supply and data transmission for mobile plants and machines

Company headquarters
Weil on the Rhine, Germany

Company data
Conductix-Wampfler GmbH has specialized in mobile electrification since 1959 and employs around 400 people.

About Conductix-Wampfler GmbH:
The company is represented by 17 sister companies and a number of partner companies in almost all relevant industrialized countries.