Introduction to Salt Project aims to provide DevOps engineers, system administrators, and anyone interested in using open-source Salt with the skills needed to not just get started using this robust orchestration platform, but also write clean Salt formulas for configuration management.
Beginning with reviewing basic Salt concepts and architectures, we’ll create a Salt environment and then use that environment to explore Salt’s remote execution features and targeting. Once we have this core system down, we’ll learn how it works as the basis for Salt’s configuration management states. We’ll write our own states and formula and then learn how to add logic to these with the templating language, Jinja. Finally, we’ll close out the course by getting hands-on with Salt’s YAML-based data store, called pillar.
Once finished, you’ll become a confident Salt user for remote execution and configuration management, able to write efficient states and formulas to manage any size of infrastructure.