System Types

Clients are categorized by system type. Every client can have both a base system type, and an add-on system type assigned.

Base system types include Management, for traditional clients, and Salt for Salt clients.

Add-on system types include Virtualization Host, for clients that operate as virtual hosts, and Container Build Host for clients that operate as a build host.

You can adjust the add-on system type by navigating to Systems  System List  System Types. Check the clients you want to change the add-on system type for, select the Add-On System Type, and click either Add System Type or Remove System Type.

You can also change the base system type from Management to Salt, by re-registering the client.

Changing the base system type requires that you re-register your client. This deletes any customization or configuration on the client, however event history is preserved. It also requires client downtime.

For migrating a traditional client to a Salt client, see Migrate Traditional Clients to Salt Clients.