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Awesome SaltStack

🧂 A collaborative curated list of awesome SaltStack resources, tutorials and other salted stuff.

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Official resources

Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:

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Salt Module Contributions

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These tutorials walk you through the basics of getting SaltStack up and running. :gem:

This official documentation covers the used templating language in Salt.

Tutorials

Extensive blogpost with lots of in-depth information. :gem:

SaltStack uncovered - Configuration management has been a big leap forward for System Engineers.

Walkthrough on how to use Salt Cloud Map Files to deploy application servers and an Nginx reverse proxy.

Part 1 of 6 in the series Managing Development Environments with SaltStack.

Part 2 of 6 in the series Managing Development Environments with SaltStack.

Part 4 of 6 in the series Managing Development Environments with SaltStack.

Combine the simplicity of Salt with DigitalOcean's snapshot and image feature.

Get a barebones salt-api proof of concept up and running.

Will teach you some of default functions in a quick way.

A simple guide on how to use SaltStack in masterless mode.

Learn how to setup a structured SaltStack workspace.

Start to learn the basics of SaltStack by setting it up in Docker.

Part of the larger "Learn SaltStack"-tutorial at Tutorials Point.

How to switch SaltStack from Python2 to Python3.

Code

Recipe to deploy production Kubernetes cluster.

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Quickly bootstrap a generic(ish) Ubuntu server ready to host Docker containers

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Integrations

Generate Rundeck node resources from the Salt Mine

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This plugin sends a SaltStack API message as a build step.

Books

Videos

SaltStack's official YouTube channel.

SaltStack PDX - June 23, 2015 - Jason Denning.

A 7-part video crash course on SaltStack for FreeBSD.

There were more than 60 talks delivered at SaltConf15 and we recorded all of them.

Video recordings of SaltConf16 presentations.

Video recordings of SaltConf17 presentations delivered by SaltStack customers and partners.

Video recordings of SaltConf18 presentations.

Tools

A web interface for managing SaltStack based infrastructure.

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Molten is a WebUI for the REST API exposed by Saltstack.

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Salt plugin to automate the management and configuration of (network) devices at scale, without running (Proxy) Minions.

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A command-line utility that checks for best practices in SaltStack.

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ISalt: Interactive Salt Programming

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A Flask-based lightweight Salt web console.

A CLI Frontend to the salt-api systems.

A web based tool for monitoring and administrating Saltstack Salt.

Presentations

Blogposts and opinions

How-to use SaltStack on a virtual cloud server based on Debian or Ubuntu.

How to manage legacy devices that are not able to install software natively on themselves.

How to use Salt in a way similar to Ansible.

Use class inheritance to define nodes roles and avoid duplication.

Covers plugins for different editors when writing Salt states.

Writing a custom Salt Grain, and why you might want to.

Automate the detection and first action to correct errors in your infrastructure.

Make it easy to test salt states or formulas independently of a production environment.

Using Salt custom modules to manage sudo access for users.

Using a centralized User YAML file that contains all users’ data.

Provisioning Virtual System using Masterless Salt Stack.

Local Development with Vagrant using external Salt formulas.

How to deploy SaltStack, Consul and the Prometheus Node Exporter on Linux. :gem:

Discussions

Community

Official Twitter account.

Salt-users mailinglist on Google Groups.

Annual user conference for SaltStack customers, users, partners, developers and community members.

Official Facebook account.

Formulas

In-depth blogpost about Salt Formulas. :gem:

Cheat sheets

SaltStack Cheat Sheet Plus

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Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:

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