Salt Guide Overview

Updated: 2023-11-08

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

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

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

For more information about Salt, see the Salt documentation at

The current version of Salt in Uyuni is 3006.

Throughout the Uyuni documentation, we use the term Salt clients to refer to Salt machines that are connected to and controlled by the Salt master on the Uyuni 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.