Supported CentOS Features

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

The operating system you run on a client is supported by the organization that supplies the operating system. CentOS is supported by the CentOS 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 CentOS Operating Systems
Feature CentOS 6 CentOS 7 CentOS 8

Client

(plain CentOS)

(plain CentOS)

Salt (plain CentOS)

System packages

CentOS Community

CentOS Community

CentOS Community

Registration

Salt

Install packages

Salt

Apply patches (requires CVE ID)

(third-party service required for errata)

(third-party service required for errata)

Salt (third-party service required for errata)

Remote commands

Salt

System package states

Salt

Salt

Salt

System custom states

Salt

Salt

Salt

Group custom states

Salt

Salt

Salt

Organization custom states

Salt

Salt

Salt

System set manager (SSM)

Salt

Service pack migration

N/A

N/A

N/A

Basic Virtual Guest Management

Traditional

Salt

Advanced Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Salt

Virtual Guest Installation (Kickstart), as Host OS

Traditional

Traditional

Virtual Guest Installation (image template), as Host OS

Traditional

Salt

System deployment (PXE/Kickstart)

Salt

System redeployment (Kickstart)

Traditional

Salt

Contact methods

Traditional: OSAD, RHNSD, SSH-push. Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Traditional: OSAD, RHNSD, SSH-push. Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Works with Uyuni Proxy

Salt

Action chains

Salt

Software crash reporting

Traditional

Staging (pre-download of packages)

Salt

Duplicate package reporting

Salt

CVE auditing (requires CVE ID)

Salt

SCAP auditing

Salt

Package verification

Traditional

Traditional

Package locking

Traditional

Traditional

System locking

Traditional

Traditional

Maintenance Windows

System snapshot

Traditional

Traditional

Configuration file management

Salt

Snapshots and profiles

Traditional. Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Traditional. Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Power management

Salt

Monitoring

Salt

Salt

Salt

Docker buildhost

Build Docker image with OS

Kiwi buildhost

Build Kiwi image with OS

Recurring Actions

Salt

Salt

Salt

AppStreams

N/A

N/A

Yomi

N/A

N/A

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 fast refresh, VM lifecycle actions (delete, reset, power off), modifying VM disk, network, graphical display, and graphical display configuration.