Remote Execution

Running pre-defined or arbitrary commands on remote hosts, also known as remote execution, is the core function of Salt. The following links explore modules and returners, which are two key elements of remote execution.

Salt Execution Modules

Salt execution modules are called by the remote execution system to perform a wide variety of tasks. These modules provide functionality such as installing packages, restarting a service, running a remote command, transferring files, and so on.

Full list of execution modules
Contains: a list of core modules that ship with Salt.
Writing execution modules
Contains: a guide on how to write Salt modules.