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Install and Configure a Salt Master and Minion

While minimal configuration needs to be done to get Salt up and running, there are an extensive amount of configuration options that allow us to change how Salt performs and how it behaves. One of these changes is that we can set a git backend so our Salt states and formulas are under version control. In this hands-on lab, we'll use Salt's configuration options to set up a git backend for use with our Salt master.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon May 21, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Prepare the Master

    1. Install Salt on the master.
    2. Install pygit2 with sudo salt-pip install pygit2 --no-deps (You can disregard the warning messages).
  2. Challenge

    Configure Salt

    1. Update the master configuration to use the gitfs backend.
    2. Add the git remote (
    3. Restart the master.
  3. Challenge

    Test the Configuration

    1. Install Salt on the minion.
    2. Run a highstate (salt 'dev' state.highstate).

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