SaltStack is Python-based, open-source software for event-driven IT automation, remote task execution, and configuration management. Supporting the “infrastructure as code” approach to data center system and network deployment and management, configuration automation, SecOps orchestration, vulnerability remediation, and hybrid cloud control.
To use the Salt-Minion, a running Salt-Master is required. You can find more in the Salt Poject Documentaion
Please take a look in the Automation section to find some usefull Examples.