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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 9. Monitoring with Salt

Many users are unaware that Salt was not originally intended to be used as a configuration management system. One of its first uses was to collect and store information on system vitals, such as memory, CPU, and disk usage. It can still be used this way today, and in fact, it has quite a bit more functionality now, which can be useful in monitoring. In this chapter, we'll discuss the following topics:

  • Using returners to establish a historical baseline

  • Using monitoring states

  • Incorporating beacons into your workflow

  • Setting up alerts