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Salt Cookbook by Anirban Saha

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Chapter 8. Configuring Salt Cloud

In this chapter, you will cover:

  • Configuring Salt cloud environment
  • Configuring cloud providers
  • Configuring cloud profiles
  • Extending profiles and providers
  • Configuring cloud maps
  • Using post-install scripts
  • Launching, querying, and destroying instances
  • Performing general cloud functions

Introduction

Until now, we have seen how Salt can help us configure our infrastructure, such as servers, applications, databases, and so on. However, the capabilities of Salt don't just stop here. Salt has extensive support for all the major cloud service providers available today, and can interact with the cloud provider to provide a scalable and flexible cloud deployment method.

Salt cloud makes use of all the parameters and options available ...

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