Shane Dowling : Quick Salt Minion Setup

I find myself setting up salt minions a LOT. So I figured I'd write down the steps in this concise format.

On the minion

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saltstack/salt
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install salt-minion
sudo echo ' salt' >> /etc/hosts //Or whatever the salt master is
sudo salt-call -l debug state.highstate

Then on the master

sudo salt-key -L
sudo salt-key -a

Then back on the minion

sudo salt-call -l debug state.highstate

It also shows just how fast it is to get a box up and running with salt!