Salt SSH is a powerful tool. It can be very comfortable for users in smaller infrastructures. This tool can also be useful for dealing with devices that allow SSH connections but are not able to have Python installed or cannot allow software (such as Salt) to be installed.
Rosters are used to store information about minions which Salt SSH will connect to.You can use a
Saltfile to store extra configuration in the current working directory. Salt SSH makes use of a specialized tarball to deploy a thin version of Salt on the remote minion.
Next, we will delve into the asynchronous nature of Salt and start to really explore how Salt can be used as an autonomous management platform.