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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


In this chapter, you learned about how to get involved with the Salt project. You learned how to contribute to source code, including finding issues to work on, committing code using Git, and opening pull requests. You also learned how to get involved socially by using the mailing list, IRC, and Slack.

This also brings us to the end of this book! You now have the skills to use Salt to begin solving problems in your own infrastructure. Remember that you can always find more documentation and information online at

The open source Salt project is sponsored and managed by SaltStack, Inc. Find more information about the enterprise support and products at