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Mastering SaltStack - Second Edition

By : Joseph Hall
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Mastering SaltStack - Second Edition

By: Joseph Hall

Overview of this book

SaltStack is a powerful configuration management and automation suite designed to manage servers and tens of thousands of nodes. This book showcases Salt as a very powerful automation framework. We will review the fundamental concepts to get you in the right frame of mind, and then explore Salt in much greater depth. You will explore Salt SSH as a powerful tool and take Salt Cloud to the next level. Next, you’ll master using Salt services with ease in your infrastructure. You will discover methods and strategies to scale your infrastructure properly. You will also learn how to use Salt as a powerful monitoring tool. By the end of this book, you will have learned troubleshooting tips and best practices to make the entire process of using Salt pain-free and easy.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Mastering SaltStack Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer


Salt is designed first and foremost for remote execution. Most tasks in Salt are performed as a type of remote execution. One of the most common types of remote execution in Salt is configuration management, using states. Minion-specific data can be declared in grains and pillars, and used in state files and templates.

With a basic foundation of Salt behind us, let's move on to the good stuff. In the next chapter, we will dive into the internals of Salt, and discuss why and how Salt does what it does.