Quickly Getting a Salt-Minion Going From Scratch
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Here's a quick and easy few steps to get a Linux Salt-Minion going from scratch (pre-OS install).
This is my workstation example, change as desired for servers.
I updated my blog with this info as well: https://www.timothygruber.com/linux/saltstack-installation-configuration/#Easy_Minion_Install_Summary
Install Fedora Workstation from Net Install ISO.
a) Fully update (if needed)
dnf upgrade --refresh
Run the "Linux_Minion_Setup.sh" script, which does the following: (change IP)
#!/bin/bash echo '18.104.22.168 salt' >> /etc/hosts dnf install salt-minion -y systemctl enable salt-minion.service systemctl start salt-minion.service
On the Salt-Master, add the new Salt-Minion's key:
sudo salt-key -L
sudo salt-key -A
On GitLab.com, add the new Salt-Minion and desired states to the top.sls file:
base: 'fwtest': - virtworkstation
- Run a HighState: (if you, for example, the above state set up)
sudo salt 'fwtest' state.apply