Minion did not return. [No response]

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There are multiple reasons why your minion did not return.
Hereby a couple checks you can do for troubleshooting your Salt – minion configuration.

  1. Check if your minion is running.

    On Linux:
    systemctl status salt-minion
    On Windows:
    Check it with services.msc

  2. Check if you can resolve the salt master.

    If not, add to dns or hostfile

  3. Check your firewall settings.

    On both master and minion, maby something is blocked.
    To disable the firwall on Linux:
    Ubuntu: sudo ufw disable
    CentOS: sudo systemctl stop firewalld , sudo systemctl disable firewalld
    To disable the firewall on Windows:
    Set-NetFirewallProfile -Profile Domain,Public,Private -Enabled False

  4. Test ping your minion.

    salt VM01 test.ping
    If not..
    Then mostly increasing the timeout value of salt master fix it
    Sudo nano /etc/salt/master
    Search for timeout
    Increase it to for example 60
    Restart your salt-master.
    sudo pkill salt-master
    sudo salt-master -d

  5. Reinstall your minion.

    The last one, reinstall your minion. If you have more troubleshooting options, please comment below 🙂

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