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Salt Cookbook by Anirban Saha

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Chapter 4. General Administration Tasks

In this chapter, you will cover:

  • Running commands
  • Setting host entries and grains
  • Setting time zone, locale, and kernel configuration
  • Handling archive files
  • Adding groups and users
  • Performing SSH authentication tasks
  • Scheduling jobs with cron
  • Managing volumes
  • Working with disks and mounts
  • Managing network configurations

Introduction

In the earlier chapters, we have seen various methods on how to install, configure, scale, and manage Salt as an infrastructure tool. We have also looked at a lot of Salt-specific terminologies, how and where they fit in the tool, and how to use them to achieve our objectives when managing infrastructure.

Starting from this chapter and for the next few chapters, we will learn about some of ...

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