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Learning SaltStack

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Learn
  • Install Salt on all of your servers
  • Run commands on all or some of your minions instantly from a central managing server
  • Write custom Salt modules to handle your infrastructure's unique needs
  • Define the state of your infrastructure and use Salt to enforce that state
  • Create platform-agnostic state definitions for greater flexibility and power
  • Manage virtual servers on public or private clouds using Salt Cloud
  • Use the event system in Salt to create a reactive and self-healing infrastructure
About

SaltStack is one of the best infrastructure management platforms available. It provides powerful tools for defining and enforcing the state of your infrastructure in a clear, concise way.

This book will start with the installation and setup of Salt along with your first commands, and will take you through all the tools you'll need to manage your infrastructure. You'll learn how to use SaltStack's remote execution system to run commands across your whole infrastructure in seconds. Then, with SaltStack's configuration management system, you'll be able to define the state of your infrastructure in a reproducible, stable manner. You'll also learn a number of other tools that will allow you to create an adaptive, reactive, and self-healing infrastructure. Finally, by the end of the book, you'll be able to build a reliable, scalable, secure, high-performance infrastructure and fully utilize the power of cloud computing.

Features
  • Execute commands and enforce the state of your entire infrastructure in seconds.
  • Make managing your servers as easy as visualizing the end goal -- let SaltStack do the heavy lifting through the state system.
  • Learn by doing in this step by step guide to getting started with SaltStack.
Page Count 174
Course Length 5 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781784394608
Date Of Publication 27 Jan 2015

Authors

Colton Myers

Colton Myers is a software engineer living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since graduating with a BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah, he has worked professionally, writing software in Python. He loves working on open source software and has made multiple appearances as a speaker at the US PyCon conference.

Colton is a SaltStack Certified Trainer and has worked on the Salt open source software for years. He was previously a core engineer at SaltStack. At the time this book was published, he was a Python developer and systems engineer at Adobe.

Find him on Twitter and Github at @basepi.