Add and Remove Salt Minions

10 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

When using the Salt platform, Salt maintains its minions for the lifecycle of the minion. This means that there will always be times when we need to either add or remove minions as they are provisioned and retired from use. In this lab, we’ll simulate retiring an old server and bringing its new replacement under Salt’s management.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Remove the Former Backup Server

Remove the existing backup key from the master.

Start Salt on the New Backup Server

Ensure the new backup server has Salt configured. Then enable the connection to the master.

Approve the New Minion

Add the new backup server to the Salt master.

Additional Resources

The former CentOS 7 backups server, aptly named backup, is being decommissioned and replaced with a new CentOS 8 backup server. Remove the decommissioned server from the provided Salt master, and replace it with the new server.

Salt has already been installed on the new CentOS 8 backup server, but the salt-minion service has not been started.

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