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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


The Mastering SaltStack book is one of my favorite Salt books. This book will get you past the basics of Salt and into what makes it a truly powerful automation framework. Tools like Salt Reactor, Thorium and Salt-SSH allow you to get the most out of Salt. The best ways to take Salt to the next level are revealed in this book, in an easy-to-understand way that will help you solve your problems.

Joseph Hall is likely the best person to write this book. He is not only a close friend, but has also been involved with the Salt project from the very beginning, including the early design of the Salt States system. Joseph is the second person to write code for Salt (apart from me). He was the first engineer hired by SaltStack.

Thomas S. Hatch

Founder and CTO, SaltStack