In the previous chapter, we installed our Salt minion and Salt master and learned how to send our first commands. We're ready to control all the systems in our infrastructure from a central server, our Salt master.
In this chapter, we are going to expand upon what we discussed there. You will learn the following:
How a remote execution command is structured
How to target minions in various ways
Grains and how they are useful for remote execution
The basic relationship between minion and master
Practical examples of how you can use remote execution to make managing your servers easier
Let's get started!