Course Outline


  • SaltStack vs Puppet vs Chef

Overview of the Lab Environment

Overview of Saltstack Features and Components

  • Salt Master, Salt Minion, etc.

Installing and Configuring Saltstack

Understanding State and the State Ecosystem

Creating, Managing, and Testing State with SaltStack

Obtaining System Information with Grains

Making Salt States Reusable with Pillar

Orchestration and Mining - Salt Mine

Managing Hosts with Salt Ssh

Strategies for Scaling the Infrastructure

Monitoring with Salt

Saltstack Best Practices


Summary and Conclusion


  • Python programming experience
  • Experience with the Linux command line
  14 Hours


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