SaltStack for Configuration Management

Steve Anthony, Lehigh University


In this lab you will learn how to install a Salt master node, add minions to be managed by the master, write and apply state files for configuration, and template those states for more general use.

Steve Anthony, Lehigh University

Steve Anthony is the Systems Administrator for Lehigh University's Research Computing group, which provides High Performance Computing, storage, and related services to the University's faculty and students.

@conference {221950,
author = {Steve Anthony},
title = {{SaltStack} for Configuration Management},
year = {2018},
address = {Nashville, TN},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct
Who should attend: 

Anyone looking to explore SaltStack as a solution for their configuration management needs.

Take back to work: 

Be able to install and utilize SaltStack to manage a heterogeneous collection of systems.

Topics include: 

Configuration Management, Orchestration

  • Familiarity with Linux and working from a command line environment
  • Familiarity with VirtualBox helpful, but not required