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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 4. Managing Tasks Asynchronously

Salt is commonly thought of as a configuration management system. This is fine because Salt does an excellent job at managing various aspects of its Minions. However, this is only a small part of what Salt can do. One of the biggest departures is the event system, which forms the basis of an asynchronous execution framework.

In this chapter, we'll spend some time looking at the following topics:

  • Going through the event system in depth

  • Understanding the Reactor system

  • Building more complex Reactors

  • Using the queue system