Supported Clients and Features

SUSE Manager is compatible with a range of client technologies. You can install Salt clients running SUSE Linux Enterprise or another Linux operating system, with a range of hardware options.

This section contains summary of supported client systems. For a detailed list of features available on each client, see the following pages.

1. Supported Client Systems

Supported operating systems for Salt clients are listed in this table.

The icons in this table indicate:

  • clients running this operating system are supported by SUSE

  • clients running this operating system are not supported by SUSE

  • clients are under consideration, and may or may not be supported at a later date.

Client operating system versions and SP levels must be under general support (normal or LTSS) to be supported with SUSE Manager. For details on supported product versions, see https://www.suse.com/lifecycle.

The operating system running on a client is supported by the organization that supplies the operating system.

Table 1. Supported Client Systems and Architectures
Operating System x86-64 ppc64le IBM Z aarch64

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, 12

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 15, 12

SLE Micro

openSUSE Leap 15

SUSE Liberty Linux 9, 8, 7

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ES 8, 7

AlmaLinux 9, 8

Amazon Linux 2

CentOS 7

Debian 12, 11 (*)

Oracle Linux 9, 8, 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, 8, 7

Rocky Linux 9, 8

Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04 (*)

(*) Debian and Ubuntu list the x86-64 architecture as amd64.

When the distibution reaches end-of-life, it enters grace period of 3 months when the support is considered deprecated. After that period, the product is considered unsupported. Any support may only be available on the best-effort basis.

For more information about end-of-life dates, see https://endoflife.software/operating-systems.

2. Supported Tools Packages

The spacewalk-utils and spacewalk-utils-extras packages can provide additional services and features.

The spacewalk-utils package in SUSE Manager is fully supported by SUSE, and contains these tools:

Table 2. Spacewalk Utilities
Tool Name Description Supported?

spacewalk-common-channels

Add channels not provided by SUSE Customer Center

spacewalk-hostname-rename

Change the hostname of the SUSE Manager Server

spacewalk-clone-by-date

Clone channels by a specific date

spacewalk-sync-setup

Set up ISS master and slave organization mappings

spacewalk-manage-channel-lifecycle

Manage channel lifecycles

The spacewalk-utils-extras package in SUSE Manager has limited support by SUSE.