Supported Ubuntu Features

This table lists the availability of various features on Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu Operating Systems
Feature Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 18.04

Client

Operating system packages

Registration

Salt

Salt

Install packages

Salt

Salt

Apply patches

Remote commands

Salt

Salt

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

N/A

N/A

Basic Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Salt

Advanced Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Salt

Virtual Guest Installation (Kickstart), as Host OS

Virtual Guest Installation (image template), as Host OS

Salt

Salt

System redeployment (AutoYaST)

Contact methods

Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Works with SUSE Manager Proxy

Salt

Salt

Action chains

Salt

Salt

Software crash reporting

Staging (pre-download of packages)

Duplicate package reporting

Salt

Salt

CVE auditing

SCAP auditing

Package verification

Package locking

System locking

System snapshot

Configuration file management

Salt

Salt

Package profiles

Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Power management

Monitoring

Salt

Docker buildhost

Build Docker image with OS

Salt

Salt

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.