Learn how to manage your infrastructure by utilizing the power of SaltStack
SaltStack is one of the best infrastructure management platforms available. It provides powerful tools for defining and enforcing the state of your infrastructure in a clear, concise way.
This book will start with the installation and setup of Salt along with your first commands, and will take you through all the tools you'll need to manage your infrastructure. You'll learn how to use SaltStack's remote execution system to run commands across your whole infrastructure in seconds. Then, with SaltStack's configuration management system, you'll be able to define the state of your infrastructure in a reproducible, stable manner. You'll also learn a number of other tools within SaltStack that will allow you to create an adaptive, reactive, and self-healing infrastructure. Finally, by the end of the book, you'll be able to build a reliable, scalable, secure, high-performance infrastructure and fully utilize the power of cloud computing.
What You Will Learn
Install Salt on all of your servers
Run commands on all or some of your minions instantly from a central managing server
Write custom Salt modules to handle your infrastructure's unique needs
Define the state of your infrastructure and use Salt to enforce that state
Create platform-agnostic state definitions for greater flexibility and power
Manage virtual servers on public or private clouds using Salt Cloud
Use the event system in Salt to create a reactive and self-healing infrastructure
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