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Using Salt Open for Configuration Management

by Jeremy Willden

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.

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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