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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
Chapter 4Configuration Management - Salt States
Chapter 5Minion Data - Master Data
Chapter 7Formulas - chemistry in action
Chapter 8More on the Master
Chapter 10Topology and Configuration Details
Craig Sebenik, Thomas Hatch
Safari Books Online
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December 2014 (est.)
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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.
Thomas S Hatch is the creator of Salt and CTO of SaltStack. Thomas is still the largest contributor to the Salt project despite the fact that Salt is now the largest developer community in DevOps.