New in version 2015.8.2.

Proxy Minion States

Salt proxy state can be used to deploy, configure and run a salt-proxy instance on your minion. Configure proxy settings on the master side and the state configures and runs salt-proxy on the remote end.

  1. On your salt-master, ensure that pillar is configured properly. Select an ID for your proxy (in this example we will name the proxy 'p8000'). In your pillar topfile, place an entry for your proxy:
    - p8000

This says that Salt's pillar should load some values for the proxy p8000 from the file /srv/pillar/p8000.sls (if you have not changed your default pillar_roots)

  1. In the pillar root for your base environment, create this file:

  # set proxytype for your proxymodule
  proxytype: ssh_sample
  host: saltyVM
  username: salt
  password: badpass
  1. Create the following state in your state tree (let's name it salt_proxy.sls)
    - proxyname: p8000
    - start: True # start the process if it isn't running
  1. Make sure your salt-master and salt-minion are running.
  2. Run the state salt_proxy on the minion where you want to run salt-proxy

Example using state.sls to configure and run salt-proxy

# salt device_minion state.sls salt_proxy

This starts salt-proxy on device_minion

  1. Accept your proxy's key on your salt-master
salt-key -y -a p8000
The following keys are going to be accepted:
Unaccepted Keys:
Key for minion p8000 accepted.
  1. Now you should be able to run commands on your proxy.
salt p8000 pkg.list_pkgs