Introduction

Salt is a remote execution engine, configuration management and orchestration system used by SUSE Manager to manage clients.

In SUSE Manager, the Salt master runs on the SUSE Manager Server, allowing you to register and manage Salt clients.

This book is designed to be a primer for using Salt with SUSE Manager.

For more information about Salt, see the Salt documentation at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/contents.html.

The current version of Salt in SUSE Manager is 2019.2.0.

Throughout the SUSE Manager documentation, we use the term Salt clients to refer to Salt machines that are connected to and controlled by the Salt master on the SUSE Manager Server. This is to clearly differentiate them from traditional clients. In other documentation, and in some internal references, Salt clients are sometimes referred to as Salt minions instead. This is a difference in terminology only.