Using Salt Open for Configuration Management
Having learned the architecture of Salt Open in the first course in this series, this course will teach you to better organize Salt for automating IT systems, including storing security-critical configuration files and applying states automatically.
What you'll learn
In this course, Using Salt Open for Configuration Management, you’ll learn to automate IT systems configurations to enable faster scaling while improving security, all while reducing the time to take a new service live. First, you’ll explore applying states to Minions on a schedule and grow your ability to write Salt States. Next, you’ll discover how to handle platform-specific differences with Jinja templates. Finally, you’ll learn how to store security-critical configuration data using encryption within a Salt Pillar. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Salt Open needed to automate a fleet of physical or virtual servers and services.