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Mastering SaltStack

By : Joseph Hall
Book Image

Mastering SaltStack

By: Joseph Hall

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering SaltStack
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. Reviewing a Few Essentials

Salt is a very powerful automation framework. Before we delve into the more advanced topics that this book covers, it may be wise to go back and review a few essentials. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Using remote execution

  • Basic SLS file tree structure

  • Using States for configuration management

  • Basics of Grains, Pillars, and templates

This book assumes that you already have root access on a device with a common distribution of Linux installed. The machine used in the examples in this book is running Ubuntu 14.04, unless stated otherwise. Most examples should run on other major distributions, such as recent versions of Fedora, RHEL 5/6/7, or Arch Linux.