Verify a Salt install#

The final step in the Salt installation process is to verify that the installation was successful by sending a test ping from the Salt master to the connected Salt minions.

Send a test ping#

After a successful installation of Salt:

  1. With systemctl, check that the Salt master is running and logs no errors:

    systemctl status salt-master

    Example response:

    salt-master.service - The Salt Master Server
        Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/salt-master.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
        Active: active (running) since Tue 2020-02-04 16:34:55 CST; 17h ago
          Docs: man:salt-master(1)
      Main PID: 8727 (salt-master)
         Tasks: 32 (limit: 4915)
        CGroup: /system.slice/salt-master.service
                ├─8727 /usr/bin/python2 /usr/bin/salt-master
    Feb 04 16:34:55 VM systemd[1]: Starting The Salt Master Server...
  2. Check cluster connection and version:

    salt '*' test.version

    Example response:


Next steps#

After accepting the Salt minion keys, you can now use Salt!

To learn more about Salt, go the Salt user guide.