Salt Cookbook

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  • Understand the basic Salt architecture and components and learn how to configure them
  • Understand and configure advanced Salt components and manipulate configurations
  • Configure Salt modules, the orchestration procedure and set up multi-master configurations
  • Configure operating system components such as files, users, volumes, authentication, and so on
  • Leverage the cloud capabilities of Salt
  • Understand and configure the Salt event and reactor system

Salt has become one of the major players in automation and configuration management solutions.

This book starts with the basics of the tool, the procedures to get up and running with Salt and then moves on to configuring very simple but important details to receive optimal performance from the tool. It also walks you through Salt configurations for different infrastructure components and the details of the Salt modules for each of the components. The book also provides some common problem scenarios and how to troubleshoot them.

With detailed configuration, their explanation and command line outputs of the module execution, Salt Cookbook will help you to get up and running with Salt for all your infrastructural needs.

  • Start with the basics and move on to advanced features and configurations of the Salt configuration management tool
  • Configure the tool for optimal performance and troubleshoot probable issues
  • Write Salt configurations for all infrastructural needs, including the operating system with help of detailed examples.
Page Count 350
Course Length 10 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781784399740
Date Of Publication 26 Jul 2015


Anirban Saha

Anirban Saha is an infrastructure professional with more than seven and half years' experience in infrastructure management at various industries and organizations ranging from early startups to corporate environments. He has worked extensively with configuration management and automation tools including Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Saltstack, and Terraform, to name a few. He has extensive experience in architecting, deploying, and managing large infrastructures and speaks at various conferences on the latest technologies.