We have a large AWS infrastructure which we manage and configure using ansible. I want to try and move our configuration management to saltstack. I've setup a server to be the salt-master and salt-minion in a smaller VPC that we have.
I have done the basic configuration and can do basic commands like:
salt-cloud -f list_nodes <provider-name> salt-cloud -a get_tags <node_name>
I've created a state for nginx and was able to install it locally. Now, i want to be able to manage all the other EC2 nodes in the VPC using saltstack.
I intend to move the roles from Ansible to Saltstack. That is not the issue.
I want to be able to to
salt '*' test.ping for example and get responses from the existing EC2 nodes. Does that mean installing salt-minion on all the existing nodes and accepting their keys and that should be the way to go?