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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
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Chapter 2. Diving into Salt Internals

Now that we have covered the basic concepts, it's time to start looking at how Salt works under the hood. In this chapter, we will:

  • Discover how Salt manages configuration files

  • Look at how the renderer system works

  • Discuss how the loader system handles modules

  • Explore the state compiler, which drives so much of Salt

With a more comprehensive understanding of the internals of Salt, you will be able to craft configurations and states that take advantage of the architectural decisions that inspired the design of Salt.