SaltStack, or simply Salt, is a configuration management system used by many people to make managing servers and configuring software much simpler.
- Why is Salt Useful, and How is it Unique?
- How to Install Salt
- Establishing Your Master & Minion
- Getting Salt Up & Running
Why is Salt Useful, and How is it Unique?
Yes, SaltStack Is a configuration management system – but since that term is a little dense, it helps to think of it as a tool that solves specific problems. Basically, it comes in handy when you have more than one server. Without anything to help manage your entire system, you have to log into each machine independently to perform whatever functions you want on each server. Typical tasks you might need to do would be rebooting it or seeing how long it’s been on. You also might want to install a program and set up the configuration to meet your own needs. Or you might want to create additional users and establish their privileges.