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Learning SaltStack

By : Colton Myers
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Learning SaltStack

By: Colton Myers

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Chapter 7. Using Salt Cloud to Manage Virtual Minions

In the previous chapter, we finished up our exploration of the state system in Salt by learning about environments and the highstate.

In this chapter, we're going to explore another topic included in Salt, called Salt Cloud. You will learn about the following things:

  • How to configure Salt Cloud to talk to one or more cloud providers

  • How to use Salt Cloud to create and bootstrap new virtual machines

  • How to manage fleets of virtual machines using Map files

Let's get started!