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8 Salt

Open Main Menu › Salt from the left navigation sidebar. Main Menu › Salt › Keys provides an overview of your Salt minions (clients). Use Remote Commands to execute remote commands on your Salt minions. You can also define a State Catalog for creating a collection of salt system states.

8.1 Keys

The Keys page provides a summary of your minions, including their names, fingerprints, state, and actions you may perform on them.

Once you have pointed a minion to the SUSE Manager server as its master within /etc/salt/minion, you can choose to accept or reject a minion from this page. Toggle the check mark or cross in the actions column.

Figure 8.1: Keys Overview

For more information about key handling and onboarding, see Book “Getting Started”, Chapter 5 “Registering Clients”, Section 5.5 “Registering Salt Clients”.

8.2 Remote Commands

The remote commands page allows you to execute and run commands from the SUSE Manager server on several minions.

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Figure 8.2: Remote Commands

Salt runs remote commands from /tmp of the client’s filesystem. Therefore you must not mount /tmp with the noexec option.

Warning: Remote Commands Security

All commands run from the Remote Commands page are executed as root on minions. Wildcards can be used to run commands across any number of systems, so always take extra precaution as this may have drastic consequences for your systems.

On the Salt › Remote Commands page you will see two text boxes. The first box is for entering commands. The second box is for targeting minions by name, group, or by using wildcards.

Input a command you want to execute, add a target minion, group, or wildcard you want to execute the command on. Select the Find Targets button to verify which machines will be targeted. Select the Run Command button to execute a command on selected systems.

8.3 Formula Catalog

The Formula Catalog feature is a technology preview.

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