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Do you want to automate your infrastructure? What about managing your configuration files? Do you use Python? Salt provides system administrators and system reliability engineers with a valuable system for managing complex infrastructure. This introduction to Salt touches on the major topics and gives you enough information to feel comfortable in deploying Salt in a major production infrastructure.
Salt Essentials demonstrates many of the real world use cases, including its use as a continuous deployment and development tool.
Chapter 2Quick Start - First taste of Salt
Chapter 3Execution Modules - The functional foundation
Craig Sebenik is the technical lead for Salt at Linkedin, and he hasbeen using Salt longer than almost anyone since LinkedIn represents the first major deployment of Salt. The LinkedIn infrastructure is also one of the largest deployments of Salt in the world today, lending a rare and insightful perspective on not only the use of Salt, but also the evolutionof the project.
The book so far gives you a descent understanding about how to setup and use salt. Many things can be found in the online documentation but the book explains it better. To bad that there are still interesting topics missing.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The content so far is well written and gives good insight in Salt. But just when it gets interesting, the book stops. The last chapters are missing! Hope the book will soon be completed; early release is too early, for my taste.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend