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Salt Cookbook by Anirban Saha

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Chapter 1. Salt Architecture and Components

In this chapter, you will cover:

  • Installing and configuring the Salt master
  • Configuring the Salt environment and pillar paths
  • Understanding and configuring Salt pillars
  • Understanding and writing Salt states
  • Understanding and writing the top file
  • Installing and configuring the Salt minion
  • Configuring environment and grains on the minion
  • Applying Salt states to minions

Introduction

So you have heard of this new tool called Salt, you've probably looked it up on the Internet, and now it has drawn your attention. What is Salt?

Salt is a systems management software created and maintained by SaltStack. It is used to manage infrastructure, virtualization, applications, databases, private and public clouds, software, or ...

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