Supported CentOS Features

This table lists the availability of various features on CentOS clients.

CentOS is not currently an officially supported client operating system. It may or may not be supported in a future version of SUSE Manager. However, CentOS with an Expanded Support subscription is supported.

The icons in this table indicate:

  • the feature is available on both traditional and Salt clients

  • the feature is not available

  • the feature is under consideration, and may or may not be made available at a later date

  • Traditional the feature is supported only on traditional clients

  • Salt the feature is supported only on Salt clients.

Table 1. Supported Features on CentOS Operating Systems
Feature CentOS 6 CentOS 7

Client

(plain CentOS) / (with Expanded Support)

(plain CentOS) / (with Expanded Support)

Operating system packages

(plain CentOS) / (with Expanded Support)

(plain CentOS)/ (with Expanded Support)

Registration

Install packages

Apply patches

(third-party service required for errata)

(third-party service required for errata)

Remote commands

System package states

Salt

Salt

System custom states

Salt

Salt

Group custom states

Salt

Salt

Organization custom states

Salt

Salt

System set manager (SSM)

Service pack migration

Basic Virtual Guest Management

Traditional

Advanced Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Virtual Guest Installation (Kickstart), as Host OS

Traditional

Traditional

Virtual Guest Installation (image template), as Host OS

Traditional

System redeployment (AutoYaST)

Traditional

Contact methods

Traditional: OSAD, RHNSD, SSH-push.
Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Traditional: OSAD, RHNSD, SSH-push.
Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Works with SUSE Manager Proxy

Action chains

Software crash reporting

Traditional

Staging (pre-download of packages)

Duplicate package reporting

CVE auditing

SCAP auditing

Package verification

Traditional

Traditional

Package locking

Traditional

Traditional

System locking

Traditional

Traditional

System snapshot

Traditional

Traditional

Configuration file management

Snapshots and profiles

Traditional.
Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Traditional.
Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Power management

Monitoring

Salt

Salt

Docker buildhost

Build Docker image with OS

Kiwi buildhost

Build Kiwi image with OS

Virtual Guest Management:

In this table, virtual guest management is split into basic and advanced.

Basic virtual guest management includes listing VMs, slow refresh, VM lifecycle actions (start, stop, resume, pause), and modifying VM vCPU and Memory.

Advanced virtual guest management includes fast refresh, VM lifecycle actions (delete, reset, power off), modifying VM disk, network, graphical display, and graphical display configuration.