Salt Essentials
Fast, Scalable, and Flexible Automation
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2014
Pages: 250

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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.

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    Best Uses

    • Intermediate (3)
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    3.0

    to early for advanced users

    By T.

    from Leuven, Belgium

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    Pros

    • Easy to understand
    • Unique
    • Well-written

    Cons

    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Not finished yet

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    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Salt Essentials:

    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.

     
    2.0

    Not nearly finished...

    By Gerard Lutterop

    from Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    About Me Designer, Developer, Sys Admin

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    Pros

    • Easy to understand

    Cons

    • Too many errors

    Best Uses

    • Expert
    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Salt Essentials:

    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.

     
    4.0

    Cool but unfortunately incomplete

    By Riarheos

    from Moscow, Russia

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples

    Cons

    • Too basic

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    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Salt Essentials:

    The book covers the basic saltstack topics in a very efficient way, much easier to understand than the documentation. However it still lacks the advanced topics (as it is an early release).

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