Configuration Management using Salt Open

DVOP-148 (3 Days)
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Salt Open Training Overview

Salt Open (also known as SaltStack) is an open-source, Python-based platform for configuration management and systems automation. This Configuration Management using Salt Open training course teaches attendees how to use Salt Open to manage IT infrastructure at scale.  Attendees learn how to build Salt execution, grain, and state modules, as well as Salt architecture, data storage, caching, and security features.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for groups of 3 or more at your site. In addition, we offer live, private online training for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

Salt Open Training Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • Install and configure Salt Open master servers and agents
  • Use Salt Open from the command line
  • Create and modify states (files)
  • Use standard Salt Open state formulas
  • Design a 'best practice' strategy for using Salt Open capabilities
  • Secure your Salt environment

Salt Open Training Outline

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Introduction
Configuration Management Overview
  • Configuration management issues
  • Configuration management tools
  • Salt Open distributions
  • Salt Open master
  • Salt Open master installation
  • Salt Open master minion installation - keys
  • Using the root account
  • Salt Open basic operations
  • SLS files - introduction and layout
Salt Open Master and Minion Nodes
  • Salt Open architecture review
  • Salt Open master node key directories and files
  • Salt Open master node supplied documentation
  • Salt Open node keys
  • Salt Open (Linux) minion node overview
  • Salt Open (Linux) minion node requirements
  • Salt Open (Linux) minion node setup
  • Salt Open master and minion nodes configuration file
  • Salt Open (Windows) minion node requirements
  • Salt Open (Windows) minion node setup
  • Salt Open (Windows) minion modules
  • Salt Open (Unix) minion node setup
  • using Salt Open with SSH
Grains and Variables
  • Grains (definitions)
  • Grains and variables in SLS files
  • Using grains to specify minion nodes
Salt Open (States) Executions
  • Salt Open execution modules (methods0
  • Salt Open state modules (methods)
  • SLS files - introduction and layout
  • SLS files - syntax checking and dry run
  • Salt Open execution logging
  • SLS files - in line file substitutions
  • Linux package repositories - server side
  • Linux package repositories - client side
  • SLS file capabilities - Jinja templating
  • Conditionals
  • Loops
  • Requisites
Salt Open Environments
  • Salt Open environments
  • Salt Open top file (and highstates)
  • Salt Open fileserver backends
Data Storage and Caching
  • Salt mine
  • Accessing Salt Open mine data
  • Salt Open pillars
  • Accessing pillars data from minions
  • Storing data securely
Salt Open Security Features
  • Salt Open node keys
  • Using the root account
  • Salt Open publisher ACLs
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

DVOP-148

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

All students must:

  • Be active systems developers and/or system administrators
  • Have some scripting knowledge (bash, ksh, Perl, or Python)
  • Understand the various system tasks relating to setting up and supporting Linux (and other) systems, or experience with any other interactive system(s), such as Windows

Training Materials:

All Salt Open training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • A dedicated RHEL 7 virtual server for Salt Open installation, states definition writing, and application
  • A CentOS 7 and Windows 10 Enterprise virtual systems setup as Salt Open minions

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