Supported AlmaLinux Features

This table lists the availability of various features on AlmaLinux clients.

The operating system you run on a client is supported by the organization that supplies the operating system. AlmaLinux is supported by the AlmaLinux community.

The icons in this table indicate:

  • the feature is available on both Salt and traditional 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 AlmaLinux Operating Systems
Feature AlmaLinux 8

Client

Salt (plain AlmaLinux)

System packages

AlmaLinux Community

Registration

Salt

Install packages

Salt

Apply patches

Salt

Remote commands

Salt

System package states

Salt

System custom states

Salt

Group custom states

Salt

Organization custom states

Salt

System set manager (SSM)

Salt

Product migration

N/A

Basic Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Advanced Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Virtual Guest Installation (Kickstart), as Host OS

Virtual Guest Installation (image template), as Host OS

Salt

System deployment (PXE/Kickstart)

Salt

System redeployment (Kickstart)

Salt

Contact methods

Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Works with Uyuni Proxy

Salt

Action chains

Salt

Staging (pre-download of packages)

Salt

Duplicate package reporting

Salt

CVE auditing

Salt

SCAP auditing

Salt

Package verification

Package locking

System locking

Maintenance Windows

System snapshot

Configuration file management

Salt

Snapshots and profiles

Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Power management

Salt

Monitoring

Salt

Docker buildhost

Build Docker image with OS

Kiwi buildhost

Build Kiwi image with OS

Recurring Actions

Salt

AppStreams

Yomi

N/A

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 all features of Basic virtual guest management plus fast refresh, VM lifecycle actions (delete, reset, power off), modifying VM disk, network, graphical display, and graphical display configuration.