Supported Debian Features

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

The operating system you run on a client is supported by the organization that supplies the operating system. Debian is supported by the Debian 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 Debian Operating Systems
Feature Debian 9 Debian 10

Client

System packages

Debian Community

Debian Community

Registration

Salt

Salt

Install packages

Salt

Salt

Apply patches

Remote commands

Salt

Salt

System package states

Salt

Salt

System custom states

Salt

Salt

Group custom states

Salt

Salt

Organization custom states

Salt

Salt

System set manager (SSM)

Salt

Salt

Service pack migration

N/A

N/A

Basic Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Salt

Advanced Virtual Guest Management

Salt

Salt

Virtual Guest Installation (Kickstart), as Host OS

Virtual Guest Installation (image template), as Host OS

Salt

Salt

System deployment (PXE/Kickstart)

System redeployment (Kickstart)

Contact methods

Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Salt: ZeroMQ, Salt-SSH

Works with Uyuni Proxy

Salt

Salt

Action chains

Salt

Salt

Software crash reporting

Staging (pre-download of packages)

Salt

Salt

Duplicate package reporting

Salt

Salt

CVE auditing

SCAP auditing

Package verification

Package locking

System locking

Maintenance Windows

System snapshot

Configuration file management

Salt

Salt

Package profiles

Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Salt: Profiles supported, Sync not supported

Power management

Monitoring

Salt

Salt

Docker buildhost

Build Docker image with OS

Salt

Salt

Kiwi buildhost

Build Kiwi image with OS

Recurring Actions

Salt

Salt

AppStreams

N/A

N/A

Yomi

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.