Supported Amazon Linux Features

This table lists the availability of various features on Amazon Linux clients.

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

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 Amazon Linux Operating Systems
Feature Amazon Linux 2

Client

Salt

Operating system packages

Salt

Registration

Salt

Install packages

Salt

Apply patches (requires CVE ID)

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

Advanced Virtual Guest Management

Virtual Guest Installation (Kickstart), as Host OS

Virtual Guest Installation (image template), as Host OS

System deployment (PXE/Kickstart)

System redeployment (Kickstart)

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 (requires CVE ID)

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

Monitoring

Salt

Docker buildhost

Salt

Build Docker image with OS

Salt

Kiwi buildhost

Salt

Build Kiwi image with OS

Salt

Recurring Actions

Salt

AppStreams

N/A

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.

The traditional stack is available on Amazon Linux but it is unsupported.