Installing a Salt Minion on openSuse Tumbleweed

  • Installing the Salt Minion agent on a Minion node for Salt Stack is very simple. In this example I will show an install of openSuse Tumbleweed.

    sudo zypper install salt-minion

    That is all that we need for the installation itself. Configuration can be done once installed.

    The Salt Minion just needs a way to locate its master. We just need to add the IP address of our Salt Master into the /etc/hosts file on the Minion(s) in order to contact it.

    echo ' salt' >> /etc/hosts

    Where is the IP Address of your Salt Master.

    Don't forget to set your hostname of your Minion(s):

    echo 'minion1' > /etc/hostname