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Getting Started with Salt Open

by Jeremy Willden

This course will teach you how to automate the configuration of your IT infrastructure, network security, and servers, both virtual and physical, with Saltstack Open.

What you'll learn

Tedious tasks in scaling up architecture can quickly become overwhelming. In this course, Getting Started with Salt Open, you’ll learn to automate IT systems to:

  • Enable faster scaling
  • Improve security
  • Speed up deployment of new services
First, you’ll explore the Salt Master/Minion architecture and how to run commands remotely and securely from the Master.
Next, you’ll discover how to automate software installation and maintenance.
Finally, you’ll learn how to automate the results of your automation by capturing results in a redis database.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Saltstack Open needed to streamline formerly repetitive and error-prone system management tasks into a scalable, version-controlled, automated process.

Course FAQ

What is Salt Open used for?

The Salt Open framework helps you automate repetitive and error-prone system management tasks into a scalable, version-controlled, automated process.

Who is this course for?

This beginner-level course is perfect for those interested in IT automation and the path toward infrastructure as code.

What will I learn in this course?

Some of the major topics that we will cover include setting up Salt Open to orchestrate your fleet of servers, and building a basic Salt state to manage a collection of minions.

What prerequisites do I need?

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic command line tools and general networking concepts.

About the author

Jeremy Willden started in technology at a very young age and encourages youth and kids to enter STEM careers. He anticipates potential problems early in the design cycle, saving time and money during project development. He spent five years with National Instruments, the maker of LabVIEW software and measurement hardware. His work ranged from complex analog and digital mixed-signal designs to managing the Oscilloscopes engineering group. As time went on he moved to presenting new technologies t... more

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