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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


In this chapter, we covered the hierarchical and failover configurations of Salt, using syndication and multiple masters. We also talked about load testing and offloading resources from the master to other servers. We even talked about managing the master using the wheel system.

There are plenty of ways to help your Salt infrastructure scale to meet the demands of thousands of servers. But once they're up-and-running, how do you keep an eye on them? Next up, we'll discuss how we can use Salt to help monitor our systems.