Saltstack (Salt for short) is open source software developed to automate the configuration of server systems. This IT Automation with Saltstack training course teaches attendees why DevOps is important for enterprise systems management and teaches students Saltstack basics including states, pillars, and grains, as well as an introduction to event management with reactors and beacons. Attendees also learn about YAML and the JINJA2 templating system.
SALTSTACK TRAINING OBJECTIVES
All students will learn how to create:
A basic Salt master and minion infrastructure
States, pillars and grains to implement basic system configuration management
SALTSTACK TRAINING PREREQUISITES
All students should have some knowledge of Unix/Linux systems administration. Some knowledge of the Python 2.X programming language is helpful but not required.
SALTSTACK TRAINING MATERIALS
A Jupyter notebook will be provided.
SOFTWARE NEEDED FOR EACH PC:
Anaconda software application as well as the Git remote source code control system
UNIX or Linux is recommended
For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor’s screen simultaneously with working on their own.
SALTSTACK TRAINING OUTLINE
The goal of Saltstack
Architectural overview of remote execution
Jinja2 and the virtual mechanism
Introduction to YAML
Installations of Salt
Installation on Ubuntu
Differences between salt-common, salt minion and salt master