Before you begin your SaltStack Config installation, you need to make several key decisions and ask yourself some important questions about your installation project. Run through this checklist to plan your installation and receive guidance while making these decisions.

Note: As part of VMware’s initiative to remove problematic terminology, the term Salt master will be replaced with a better term in SaltStack Config and related products and documentation. This terminology update may take a few release cycles before it is fully complete.

Before you start

The various sections in the SaltStack Config installation process are intended to be read and followed in a specific order. Before you begin the installation process, first read the Installation overview.