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Salt Cookbook by Anirban Saha

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Chapter 10. Salt Event and Reactor System

In this chapter, you will cover:

  • Learning the basics of the event system
  • Listening to events
  • Firing events
  • Identifying and working with Salt event types
  • Integrating and configuring the reactor system
  • Using reactors for Salt tasks

Introduction

Apart from providing a structured method for configuration management, Salt also provides various other features such as the event system. The event system in Salt uses a publisher and subscribe model and is used to pass events between the master and the minions. Based on the data being passed through these events, specific types of actions can be configured.

The two components of Salt that mainly take part in this type of communication are the event system and the reactor ...

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