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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
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Salt SSH is a powerful tool. It can be very comfortable for users in smaller infrastructures. This tool can also be useful for dealing with devices that allow SSH connections but are not able to have Python installed or cannot allow software (such as Salt) to be installed.

Rosters are used to store information about minions which Salt SSH will connect to.You can use a Saltfile to store extra configuration in the current working directory. Salt SSH makes use of a specialized tarball to deploy a thin version of Salt on the remote minion.

Next, we will delve into the asynchronous nature of Salt and start to really explore how Salt can be used as an autonomous management platform.