Supported SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Expanded Support Features

This table lists the availability of various features on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Expanded Support clients.

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 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Expanded Support Operating Systems
Feature SLES ES 6 SLES ES 7

Client

Operating system packages

Registration

Install packages

Apply patches

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)

Salt

Salt

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.