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This page contains instructions to download and install the latest release of SaltStack.

Bootstrap works across many platforms and is the easiest way to get started. If you cannot use Bootstrap or if you prefer packages, click the tab for your platform.

Latest release: 2019.2.2 (October 23, 2019)

2019.2.1 WARNING

SaltStack recommends DO NOT upgrade to 2019.2.1 due to known issues (see list of known issues here). Version 2019.2.2 contains fixes for critical and high severity issues and is now available. Version 2019.2.1 has been archived because of the known issues.

PYTHON 2.7 DEPRECATION

In light of Python 2.7 reaching its End of Life (EOL) on Jan 1st 2020, Python 2 will be deprecated from SaltStack no earlier than the Sodium release, that is either the Sodium release or a later release. This decision is pending further community discussion.




Bootstrap - Multi-Platform

Salt Bootstrap is a shell script that detects the target platform and selects the best installation method. (Supported Platforms)

On the Salt master

Run these commands on the system that you want to use as the central management point.

curl -L https://bootstrap.saltstack.com -o install_salt.sh
sudo sh install_salt.sh -P -M

Your Salt master can manage itself, so a Salt minion is installed along with the Salt master. If you do not want to install the minion, also pass the -N option.

On each Salt minion

Run these commands on each system that you want to manage using Salt.

curl -L https://bootstrap.saltstack.com -o install_salt.sh
sudo sh install_salt.sh -P

Post-installation configuration


Debian 10 (buster) PY3

Debian 9 (stretch) PY2

Debian 9 (stretch) PY3

Debian 8 (jessie)

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 8 (Jessie) from Salt Versions Earlier than 2015.8.4

Salt systemd service files are missing the following statement in these versions:

[Service]
KillMode=process

This statement must be added to successfully upgrade on these earlier versions of Salt.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/amd64/latest buster main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/amd64/latest stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/amd64/latest stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/latest jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 8 (Jessie) from Salt Versions Earlier than 2015.8.4

Salt systemd service files are missing the following statement in these versions:

[Service]
KillMode=process

This statement must be added to successfully upgrade on these earlier versions of Salt.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/amd64/2019.2 buster main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/amd64/2019.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/amd64/2019.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/2019.2 jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

Read Before Upgrading Debian 8 (Jessie) from Salt Versions Earlier than 2015.8.4

Salt systemd service files are missing the following statement in these versions:

[Service]
KillMode=process

This statement must be added to successfully upgrade on these earlier versions of Salt.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 buster main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Redhat / CentOS 8 PY3

Redhat / CentOS 7 PY2

Redhat / CentOS 7 PY3

Redhat / CentOS 6 PY2

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/salt-py3-repo-latest.el8.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-latest.el7.noarch.rpm 
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/salt-py3-repo-latest.el7.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-latest.el6.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/salt-py3-repo-2019.2.el8.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-2019.2.el7.noarch.rpm 
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/salt-py3-repo-2019.2.el7.noarch.rpm 
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/salt-repo-2019.2.el6.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/8/x86_64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/7/x86_64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/7/x86_64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/6/x86_64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
  2. Save the following file to /etc/yum.repos.d/saltstack.repo:

    [saltstack-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for RHEL/CentOS $releasever PY3
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    [saltstack-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for RHEL/CentOS $releasever
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    [saltstack-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for RHEL/CentOS $releasever PY3
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    [saltstack-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for RHEL/CentOS $releasever
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
  3. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Ubuntu 18 (bionic) PY2

Ubuntu 18 (bionic) PY3

Ubuntu 16 (xenial) PY2

Ubuntu 16 (xenial) PY3

Ubuntu 14 (trusty) PY2

Ubuntu 14.04 Packages

End of Life Support for Ubuntu 14.04 ended in April 2019. As a result, 2019.2.0, 2018.3.4 and 2017.7.8 are the last Salt releases for which Ubuntu 14.04 packages were created.

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/latest bionic main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/latest xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/latest bionic main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/latest xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/latest trusty main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Ubuntu 14.04 Packages

End of Life Support for Ubuntu 14.04 ended in April 2019. As a result, 2019.2.0, 2018.3.4 and 2017.7.8 are the last Salt releases for which Ubuntu 14.04 packages were created.

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/2019.2 bionic main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/2019.2 xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/2019.2 bionic main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/2019.2 xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/2019.2 trusty main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Ubuntu 14.04 Packages

End of Life Support for Ubuntu 14.04 ended in April 2019. As a result, 2019.2.0, 2018.3.4 and 2017.7.8 are the last Salt releases for which Ubuntu 14.04 packages were created.

Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.0/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 bionic main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/18.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 bionic main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/ubuntu/16.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.2 xenial main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/ubuntu/14.04/amd64/archive/2019.2.0 trusty main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


SLES 11 SP4

SLES 12

SLES 12 SP1

SLES 12 SP2

SLES 12 SP3

SLES 12 SP4

SLES 15

openSUSE Leap 15.0

openSUSE Leap 42.2

openSUSE Leap 42.3

openSUSE Tumbleweed

Installs the latest version currently available from SUSE. (These pacakges are only a mirror from SUSE)

  1. Run the following command to add the SaltStack repository:
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_11_SP4/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_12/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_12_SP1/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_12_SP2/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_12_SP3/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_12_SP4/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/SLE_15/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
    sudo zypper addrepo http://repo.saltstack.com/opensuse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/systemsmanagement:saltstack:products.repo
  2. Refresh the package list:

    sudo zypper refresh
  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo zypper install salt-master
    • sudo zypper install salt-minion
    • sudo zypper install salt-ssh
    • sudo zypper install salt-syndic
    • sudo zypper install salt-cloud
    • sudo zypper install salt-api
    • sudo zypper install salt-proxy
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

    or

    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Fedora 30

Fedora 29

Fedora 28

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

Currently Salt 2019.2.0 is available for Fedora stable, however Salt 2019.2.2 will soon be available from the testing repo and is expected to migrate to stable soon.

  1. Packages are available in the standard Fedora repositories. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo dnf install salt-master
    • sudo dnf install salt-minion
    • sudo dnf install salt-ssh
    • sudo dnf install salt-syndic
    • sudo dnf install salt-cloud
    • sudo dnf install salt-api

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

Currently Salt 2019.2.0 is available for Fedora stable, however Salt 2019.2.2 will soon be available from the testing repo and is expected to migrate to stable soon.

  1. Packages are available in the standard Fedora repositories. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo dnf install salt-master
    • sudo dnf install salt-minion
    • sudo dnf install salt-ssh
    • sudo dnf install salt-syndic
    • sudo dnf install salt-cloud
    • sudo dnf install salt-api

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release.

  1. Packages are available in the standard Fedora repositories. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo dnf install salt-master-2019.2.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-minion-2019.2.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-ssh-2019.2.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-syndic-2019.2.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-cloud-2019.2.0
    • sudo dnf install salt-api-2019.2.0

Post-installation configuration


Windows PY2

Windows PY3

Installation executables:

Silent Installation Options

The installer can be run silently by providing the /S option at the command line. The options /master and /minion-name allow for configuring the master hostname and minion name, respectively. Here’s an example of running a silent installation from the command line:

Salt-Minion-2019.2.2-Py2-AMD64-Setup.exe /S /master=yoursaltmaster /minion-name=yourminionname
Salt-Minion-2019.2.2-Py3-AMD64-Setup.exe /S /master=yoursaltmaster /minion-name=yourminionname

Post-installation configuration


macOS PY2

macOS PY3

Installation executables:

OS X Gatekeeper settings might prevent installation of the Salt package. If a warning appears during installation, open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > click Open Anyway

Initial Configuration

After the installation completes, run the following to configure the Salt minion ID, the Salt master location, and to start the required services.

sudo salt-config -i yourminionname -m yoursaltmaster

Start and Stop the Minion Service

On OS X, the Salt minion configuration file is in the standard /etc/salt/minion location. To stop the Salt minion, run the following:

sudo launchctl stop com.saltstack.salt.minion

To start the Salt minion, run the following:

sudo launchctl start com.saltstack.salt.minion

Post-installation configuration


Amazon Linux 2 PY3

Amazon Linux 2 PY2

Amazon Linux PY2

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/amazon/salt-py3-amzn2-repo-latest.amzn2.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/salt-amzn2-repo-latest.amzn2.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/salt-amzn-repo-latest.amzn1.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo service salt-minion restart

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/amazon/salt-py3-amzn2-repo-2019.2.amzn2.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/salt-amzn2-repo-2019.2.amzn2.noarch.rpm
    sudo yum install https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/salt-amzn-repo-2019.2.amzn1.noarch.rpm
  2. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  3. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  4. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo service salt-minion restart 

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following commands to install the SaltStack repository and key:

    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/amazon/2/x86_64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/2/x86_64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    sudo rpm --import https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/latest/x86_64/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
  2. Save the following file to /etc/yum.repos.d/saltstack-amzn.repo:

    [saltstack-amzn-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for Amazon Linux 2
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/amazon/2/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2
    failovermethod=priority
    priority=10
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/amazon/2/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    [saltstack-amzn-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for Amazon Linux 2
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/2/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2
    failovermethod=priority
    priority=10
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/2/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
    [saltstack-amzn-repo]
    name=SaltStack repo for Amazon Linux
    baseurl=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/latest/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2
    failovermethod=priority
    priority=10
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://repo.saltstack.com/yum/amazon/latest/$basearch/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub
  3. Run sudo yum clean expire-cache

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo yum install salt-master
    • sudo yum install salt-minion
    • sudo yum install salt-ssh
    • sudo yum install salt-syndic
    • sudo yum install salt-cloud
    • sudo yum install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:
    sudo service salt-minion restart 

Post-installation configuration


Raspbian 10 (buster) PY3

Raspbian 9 (stretch) PY2

Raspbian 9 (stretch) PY3

Raspbian 8 (jessie) PY2

Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest release even if it is a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/armhf/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/armhf/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/armhf/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/latest/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/armhf/latest buster main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/armhf/latest stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/armhf/latest stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/latest jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:

    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Installs the latest release. Updating installs the latest minor release but not a new major version.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/armhf/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/armhf/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/armhf/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/2019.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/armhf/2019.2 buster main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/armhf/2019.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/armhf/2019.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/2019.2 jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:

    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Installs a specific release. Updating doesn’t change the release that is installed.

  1. Run the following command to import the SaltStack repository key:
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/armhf/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/armhf/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/armhf/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    wget -O - https://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/archive/2019.2.2/SALTSTACK-GPG-KEY.pub | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Save the following file to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/saltstack.list:
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/10/armhf/archive/2019.2.2 buster main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/9/armhf/archive/2019.2.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/py3/debian/9/armhf/archive/2019.2.2 stretch main
    deb http://repo.saltstack.com/apt/debian/8/armhf/archive/2019.2.2 jessie main
  3. Run sudo apt-get update

  4. Install the salt-minion, salt-master, or other Salt components:
    • sudo apt-get install salt-master
    • sudo apt-get install salt-minion
    • sudo apt-get install salt-ssh
    • sudo apt-get install salt-syndic
    • sudo apt-get install salt-cloud
    • sudo apt-get install salt-api
  5. (Upgrade only) Restart all upgraded services, for example:

    sudo systemctl restart salt-minion

Post-installation configuration


Create a Local Mirror of the SaltStack Package Repo

The SaltStack package repo supports mirroring using an s3 api compatible sync tool such as the aws-cli, or rclone. Note that we use a custom endpoint so we can switch buckets easily.

For example:

RCLONE_CONFIG_S3_TYPE=s3 RCLONE_CONFIG_S3_PROVIDER=Other RCLONE_CONFIG_S3_ENV_AUTH=false RCLONE_CONFIG_S3_ENDPOINT=https://s3.repo.saltstack.com rclone sync --fast-list --use-server-modtime -v s3:s3/ ./fullrepo/

or

aws --no-sign-request --endpoint-url https://s3.repo.saltstack.com s3 sync --delete s3://s3/ ./fullrepo/

The SaltStack package repo supports mirroring using rsync.

Rsync is going to be deprecated in the future, please considier moving to an s3 sync method as it supports encryption.

rsync rsync://rsync.repo.saltstack.com

For example:

rsync -vaH --numeric-ids --delete --delete-after --delay-updates rsync://rsync.repo.saltstack.com/saltstack_pkgrepo_full ./fullrepo

Other Platforms

For installation on other platforms and alternative installation methods, see the SaltStack Installation Instructions.