Supported SUSE and openSUSE Client Features

This table lists the availability of various features on SUSE and openSUSE clients. This table covers all variants of the SUSE Linux Enterprise operating system, including SLES, SLED, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for HPC.

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 and openSUSE Operating Systems
Feature SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 openSUSE 15.1

Client

Operating system packages

Registration

Salt

Install packages

Salt

Apply patches

Salt

Remote commands

Salt

System package states

Salt

Salt

Salt

Salt

System custom states

Salt

Salt

Salt

Salt

Group custom states

Salt

Salt

Salt

Salt

Organization custom states

Salt

Salt

Salt

Salt

System set manager (SSM)

Salt

Service pack migration

Salt

Basic Virtual Guest Management

Traditional

`Salt

Advanced Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Salt

Salt

Virtual Guest Installation (AutoYaST), as Host OS

Traditional

Traditional

Traditional

Virtual Guest Installation (image template), as Host OS

Salt

Salt

Salt

Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Salt

Salt

System redeployment (AutoYaST)

Traditional

Salt

Contact methods

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

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

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

Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Works with SUSE Manager Proxy

Salt

Action chains

Salt

Software crash reporting

Staging (pre-download of packages)

Salt

Duplicate package reporting

Salt

CVE auditing

Salt

SCAP auditing

Salt

Package verification

Traditional

Traditional

Traditional

Package locking

Traditional

Traditional

Traditional

System locking

Traditional

Traditional

Traditional

System snapshot

Traditional

Traditional

Traditional

Configuration file management

Salt

Package profiles

Traditional.
Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Traditional.
Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Traditional.
Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Power management

Monitoring

Salt

Salt

Salt

Docker buildhost

Salt

Salt

Build Docker image with OS

Salt

Salt

Salt

Kiwi buildhost

Salt

Build Kiwi image with OS

Salt

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.