salt-minion

Functions

The salt-minion is a primary component of SUSE Manager. It performs the following functions in the stack.

  • Client-side main process for Salt clients (only pull method)

  • Communicates the client with salt-master via Salt event bus (ZeroMQ)

  • Executes the actions received from the Salt master on the client (minion)

salt-minion --help

The following options are available for the salt-minion. The following list is not comprehensive, for more information see: The Saltstack Docs

Options:

salt-minion --help
Usage: salt-minion [options]

The Salt Minion, receives commands from a remote Salt Master

Options:
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -V, --versions-report
                        Show program's dependencies version number and exit.
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --saltfile=SALTFILE   Specify the path to a Saltfile. If not passed, one
                        will be searched for in the current working directory.
  -c CONFIG_DIR, --config-dir=CONFIG_DIR
                        Pass in an alternative configuration directory.
                        Default: '/etc/salt'.
  -u USER, --user=USER  Specify user to run salt-minion.
  -d, --daemon          Run the salt-minion as a daemon.
  --pid-file=PIDFILE    Specify the location of the pidfile. Default:
                        '/var/run/salt-minion.pid'.

  Logging Options:
    Logging options which override any settings defined on the
    configuration files.

    -l LOG_LEVEL, --log-level=LOG_LEVEL
                        Console logging log level. One of u'all', u'garbage',
                        u'trace', u'debug', u'profile', u'info', u'warning',
                        u'error', u'critical', u'quiet'. Default: 'warning'.
    --log-file=LOG_FILE
                        Log file path. Default: '/var/log/salt/minion'.
    --log-file-level=LOG_LEVEL_LOGFILE
                        Logfile logging log level. One of u'all', u'garbage',
                        u'trace', u'debug', u'profile', u'info', u'warning',
                        u'error', u'critical', u'quiet'. Default: 'warning'.

You can find additional help about salt-minion issuing "man salt-minion" or on
http://docs.saltstack.com

Log Files

Logs for salt-minion are located in:

/var/log/salt/minion