Skip to main content

Setting Up a Salt Master and Minion

Hands-On Lab


Photo of

Training Architect





The Salt system is amazingly simple and easy to configure. The two components of the Salt system each have a respective configuration file. The salt-master is configured via the master configuration file, and the salt-minion is configured via the minion configuration file.

The set up and configuration of a Salt Master and minion(s) is a fundamental skill on your journey to using Salt for configuration management and orchestration.

Within this activity, the student will practice installing a Salt Master and minion of different distribution types. At the end, the student will be familiar with the process of configuring a Salt environment, as well as managing Salt keys.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.