Salt: Getting Started

This course serves as a primer for using Salt to manage system configurations. You’re going to get a tour of the critical path elements in Salt so that you can start using it yourself.
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Beginner
Updated
Sep 29, 2016
Duration
2h 25m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(39)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 29, 2016
Duration
2h 25m
Description

Stop configuring your servers by hand! In this course, Salt: Getting Started, you'll see how to automate software installation, configuration changes, and deployments using Salt. First, you'll learn about installation and network configuration; and how to get the Salt software installed and configured. Next, you'll use states (Salt's declarative specification for configuration changes) and learn how to wrangle sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and certificates in a secure way. Finally, you'll wrap up the course learning about automating and coordinating configuration changes across multiple machines using Salt’s powerful orchestration mechanism. By the end of this course, you’ll have a basic working knowledge of how to install and use Salt to manage Linux systems.

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Developer. Craftsman. Leader. Architect. Mentor. Teacher. Author. Floyd is a veteran software craftsman with broad experience and a passion for teaching.

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