Once you’ve taken your first steps to set up and use Salt, there are some key Salt master skills that will help to maximise your effectiveness. In this course, Mastering the Salt Master, you’ll learn how to get the most from this central part of your deployment. First, you’ll explore execution on the master, using Salt runners. Next, you’ll discover how to configure the master for collaborative working and difficult edge cases. Finally, you’ll learn how to share data between minions, via the master hosted Salt mine. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of the Salt master needed to configure and operate Salt deployments of intermediate complexity.
Course Overview Hello. My name is Chris Green, and welcome to my course, Mastering the Salt Master. I am a DevOps engineer at a company called Movellus, but better described as a computer and data wrangler. I have a hand in every major part of the company's infrastructure, from laptop and server setup to security and data pipelines. Salt Open is a totally free and totally awesome tool that you can use to manage your infrastructure. The Salt master is a vital piece in any Salt deployment, which is why this course was created, to give you tips, tricks, and knowledge on how to get the most from it. In this course, you're going to see how to get the best use from your Salt master from three points of view: execution, configuration, and data. By the end of this course, you will know how to use Salt runners, leverage Git for Salt formulas or collaboration, work around scale or network issues, and store data in the Salt mine. This course is part of the Salt Open learning path, so before starting, you should be familiar with Salt's basic usage and terminology. You will encounter some Python and Git, but prior knowledge in these areas is not essential. After this course, you should continue to build your knowledge using the Salt Open learning path. I hope you'll join me to learn about mastering the Salt master at Pluralsight.