Getting Started with SaltStack
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Getting Started with SaltStack

A practical introduction to using the SaltStack Configuration Management and Remote Execution Tool.

About the Book

About the Author

Ben Hosmer
Ben Hosmer

Ben Hosmer is a Systems Administrator and Drupal Developer in Florida. He discovered SALTSTACK a few years back and hasn't looked back since. 

Table of Contents

  • Foreward
  • Chapter 0: What is SALTSTACK?
    • YAML
    • Jinja
    • Working with SALT Locally
    • SALT Specific Terms
    • A quick note about Python
    • Other SALT Based Tools
  • Chapter 1: Installation and Configuration
    • Installation
    • Configuration
    • Minion Configuration
    • Salt Keys
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2: Remote Execution
    • Set up Your Master
    • Configure the Minion
    • Targeting with Grains
    • Package Installation Using Remote Execution
    • File Management
    • Testing Commands
  • Chapter 3: Configuration Management
    • Installing Packages Using State Files
  • Interacting with the Community
    • Getting Help
  • Credits

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