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Salt Cookbook by Anirban Saha

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Chapter 3. Modules, Orchestration, and Scaling Salt

In this chapter, you will cover:

  • Using execution modules
  • Using state modules
  • Configuring templates
  • Using requisites
  • Using Salt runners
  • Orchestration with Salt orchestrate
  • Salt multi-master setup (active-active mode)
  • Salt multi-master setup (active-passive mode)

Introduction

In the previous chapter, you learned about how you can leverage the power of data manipulation techniques in Salt. In this chapter, we are going to look at more Salt-specific features. First, you will learn all about modules, which contribute the most toward the configuration management feature of Salt. You will then move on to more advanced configuration techniques using templates, use of requisites, and Salt runners. You will also ...

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