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Learning SaltStack - Second Edition

By : Colton Myers
Book Image

Learning SaltStack - Second Edition

By: Colton Myers

Overview of this book

SaltStack is one of the best infrastructure management platforms available. It provides powerful tools for defining and enforcing the state of your infrastructure in a clear, concise way. With this book learn how to use these tools for your own infrastructure by understanding the core pieces of Salt. In this book we will take you from the initial installation of Salt, through running their first commands, and then talk about extending Salt for individual use cases. From there you will explore the state system inside of Salt, learning to define the desired state of our infrastructure in such a way that Salt can enforce that state with a single command. Finally, you will learn about some of the additional tools that salt provides, including salt-cloud, the reactor, and the event system. We?ll finish by exploring how to get involved with salt and what'?s new in the salt community. Finally, by the end of the book, you'll be able to build a reliable, scalable, secure, high-performance infrastructure and fully utilize the power of cloud computing.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning SaltStack Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Other ways to get involved

Contributing code is not the only way to get involved in the Salt community. There are a few other ways that I want to talk about briefly:

  • Salt-users mailing list

  • #salt on freenode IRC

  • #saltstack on the hangops Slack

Salt-users mailing list

The Salt-users mailing list is actually just a Google group. Head to!forum/salt-users, where you can easily join the open group. Sign into your Google account (create one if necessary) and then click on Join group to post:

At this point, you'll have to make some decisions about how you want to receive e-mails from the group:

If you want to browse the group in the forum view online, you can choose to receive no e-mail updates. Alternatively, you can receive every update as it comes in or choose to receive summary updates to reduce the total number of e-mails you receive. Once you have your settings the way you like them, click on Join this group.

Now you send e-mail to the group by e-mailing