Puppet module to install and configure SaltStack.

Randy Thompson



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Version information

  • 0.1.2 (latest)
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Dec 7th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat

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beardedeagle/salt — version 0.1.2 Dec 7th 2015

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####Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with salt
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. TODO

salt Puppet Module

Manage salt server, client, cloud, api, syndic and ssh via Puppet. By default no parameters are set for master, minion, cloud, api, syndic and salt-ssh because SaltStack provides sane defaults for most of these (exceptions being api_port and syndic_syndic_master).

##Module Description

This module can be used to install a single salt master, minion, cloud, api, syndic, ssh or all on one machine.


###What salt affects

  • salt master/minion/cloud/api/syndic/ssh package.
  • salt master/minion/cloud/api/syndic/ssh configuration files.
  • salt master/minion/api/syndic service.

###Beginning with salt

Just add manifest:

include salt

Or if you want to change params you need to include the underlying modules:

class { 'salt::minion': minion_package_name => 'salt-minion-git', }
class { 'salt::master': master_package_name => 'salt-master-git', }


All interaction with the salt module can be done through the main salt class. All services EXCEPT salt-minion rely on salt-master and will be installed along side whatever additional service you specify.

###I just want salt, what's the minimum I need?

include '::salt'

###I just want a salt minion?

include '::salt::minion'

###I just want a salt master?

this will install a salt master and a minion for itself.

include '::salt::master'

This is applicable to all salt-$PACKAGENAME included in this module.



  • 'salt': Main class, includes all the rest.
  • 'salt::minion': Handles salt-minion.
  • 'salt::master': Handles salt-master.
  • 'salt::cloud': Handles salt-cloud.
  • 'salt::api': Handles salt-api.
  • 'salt::syndic': Handles salt-syndic.
  • 'salt::ssh': Handles salt-ssh.
  • 'salt::params': all parameters needed for the rest.


This module has been built on and tested against CentOS >= 5, Puppet >= 3.8.4 and Ruby >=2.0.0.


  • Add multi-distro support for latest package installs
  • Add multi-os support
  • Better test coverage