LinkedIn was an early adopter of salt. Within LinkedIn, there are multiple groups with differing requirements. Salt is used by the application support organization (aka SRE). There have been a number of challenges ranging from supporting 30,000+ servers, to having hundreds of contributors. The deployment system now uses the salt-api for deployments. There is an existing metrics system that salt plugs into using the reactor subsystem. Lastly, all salt commands are recorded via an internal "Twitter-like" posting application.In this webcast led by Craig Sebenik you will learn:Pitfalls for running a large infrastructure with 10s of thousands of minions and hundreds of users spread across multiple departments.We had to implement process for rolling out new modules in a safe and controlled manner. There were more than technical challenges; training was huge, as was dealing with the politics of a large organization.
Table of contents
- Title: Salt at Scale: Lessons from LinkedIn
- Release date: November 2014
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491920893
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