Using Salt runners

We have been learning about how to perform all sorts of functions on the minion. However, there are methods to run utility functions on the Salt master itself, to perform various tasks such as looking up the job history, finding out minion details, and so on. In this recipe, we will look at how we can do these tasks using Salt runners.

How to do it...

  1. Configure two minions in the staging environment called stgdc1log01 and stgdc1app01. Start the minions, let them authenticate with the Salt master, and then shut down the minion service daemon on stgdc1app01.
  2. Run the following command to see the overall minion data:
    [root@salt-master  ~]# salt-run manage.status
        - stgdc1app01
        - stgdc1log01
  3. Run the following command to get ...

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