Advanced Salt Master Tools

Tap into the full potential of the Salt Master. Learn how to scale your Salt Masters with Syndic, manage hosts with Salt SSH, automate your tasks with runners, and deploy event-driven infrastructure that automatically reacts to issues.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 9, 2017
Duration
2h 50m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 9, 2017
Duration
2h 50m
Description

The Salt Master provides a suite of tools and features, but most of them are unused because people don't know they exist or don't know how to use them. In this course, Advanced Salt Master Tools, you'll learn how to fully leverage the power of the Salt Master. First, you'll discover how to consume and create runners. Next, you'll explore how to deploy event-driven infrastructure to react to issues before they become outages. Finally, you'll learn how to scale your Salt Master across multiple regions and thousands of minions with the Syndic Node. After you complete this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to leverage these advanced features of the Salt Master.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a senior cloud architect with experience building custom, internal private clouds for Fortune 10 companies as well as deployments to public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, OpenShift, and Google Cloud Platform. Currently focusing on architecting and deploying scalable, elastic, and highly-available enterprise applications such as ERPs, eCommerce, and asset management suites. Alex has over 8 years of broad IT and development experience.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Alex Glover and welcome to Advanced Salt Master Tools. I'm a Senior Cloud Architect at Infor and I've been mastering configuration management in cloud technologies over the last four years. Did you know that Linkedin uses SaltStack to manage over 70, 000 servers across multiple regions and data centers? If you want to scale your automation and reduce downtime like Linkedin and the other tech giants, you need a commanding knowledge of all the advanced features of the Salt Master. In this course, we are going to cover creating and consuming runners, event driven infrastructure, scaling Salt Master with Syndic, and Salt SSH. By the end of this course, you'll know how to leverage these Salt Master tools to scale to thousands of minions and more proactively manage your infrastructure. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of SaltStack, including the Salt Master, minions, states, pillars, and jinja templating. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn these powerful Salt features with the Advanced Salt Master Tools course at Pluralsight.