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SaltStack Enterprise AIX Module Support

AIX is considered an Enterprise Operating System for SaltStack. This means that we have invested in specialized developer skills and hardware to ensure that AIX modules are properly built using AIX best practices and compliant with AIX requirements.

Salt Open Source provides a rich and robust ecosystem of modules for the more broadly used and free Operating Systems like Linux. We are constantly improving and enhancing the available modules for AIX.

This document outlines the known modules that are needed to gain parity between AIX and the community supported Operating Systems.

The following items have been identified as missing from the AIX module list. As of this writing, SaltStack has committed to progressively and opportunistically develop and deliver the following functions in pending point-releases and feature-releases of SaltStack Enterprise. 

Module

Details

beacon

Cpu, Memory, Statistics, etc

disk

iostat

introspect

all of module functionality

ipmi

all of module functionality

kerberos

all of module functionality

keyboard

all of module functionality

localemod

all of module functionality

network

active_tcp
default_route
get_route
hw_addr
hwaddr
netstat
routes
traceroute

pip

All of module functionality

pkg

all of module functionality

pkg_resource              

all of module functionality

ps

all of module functionality

pyenv

 

ret

all of module functionality

service

all of module functionality

shadow

all of module functionality

ssh

 

status

all of module functionality

sysbench

all of module functionality

system

all of module functionality

The following items have scheduled for development and release in the next Feature-Release of SaltStack Enterprise (summer 2017):

Module

Details

groupadd      

all of module functionality

hosts

list_hosts

timezone

all of module functionality

user

all of module functionality

The following items have been identified as not available on the AIX minion and are currently being assessed for development work. If you have use cases that require these modules please contact SaltStack support to help us ensure proper prioritization.

Module

Details

jenkins       

Requirement review and assessment ongoing

oracle

Requirement review and assessment ongoing

smtp

Requirement review and assessment ongoing

x509

Requirement review and assessment ongoing

Due to the unique nature of AIX, it is not possible to develop the following for AIX:

Module

Details

grains

disks

ipset

This is specific to Linux functionality

iptables      

This is specific to Linux functionality

If you have need of one of these modules or have identified other modules needed for your unique use cases please reach out to SaltStack Support so that we can set the most appropriate priorities for this development work.

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