Overview

Automation of management and configuration of any web application at scale are achieved by SaltStack, which provides a multitude of tools to implement commands across multiple systems.

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What you'll learn

Upon completion of this course, a participant would be able to:
  • Learn to install and set up Salt
  • Learn how Salt communicates with machines
  • Understand various Salt modules and their respective differences
  • Comprehend the need for execution modules
  • Gain knowledge on Salt state of an infrastructure
  • Execute complex state trees
  • React to real-time events
  • Identify the Salt rest API features
Duration: 16 Hours

Prerequisites

Sound knowledge of ZeroMQ and Python programming language is necessary

Curriculum

  • Welcome
  • Objectives
  • Getting Started
  • Topics Covered
  • Summary
  • Objectives
  • What is Salt Cloud?
  • Salt Cloud Components
  • The salt-cloud Command
  • Configuring Salt Cloud
  • Querying Available Data
  • Defining Virtual Machine Profiles
  • Salt Cloud Options
  • Creating VMs with Profiles
  • The Salt Cloud Provisioning Process
  • Salt Cloud Command Output
  • Querying for VMs
  • Destroying Virtual Machines in the Cloud
  • Managing Multiple VMs Instances
  • Provider-Specific Commands
  • Salting Existing Systems
  • The Class Setup
  • Your Salt Lab Environment
  • Lab – Accessing the Lab Environment
  • Lab – Use the EC2 Salt Cloud Driver
  • Lab – Create and Destroy Cloud VMs
  • Lab – Create a Cloud Map
  • Lab – Add Existing Systems to the Salt Master
  • Objectives Salt
  • Windows Minion Management
  • The Salt Windows Management Framework
  • Deploying Windows Minions
  • User and Group Management
  • Managing Windows Permissions
  • Software Management Managing
  • Windows Features and Roles
  • Lab – Provision Windows Minions
  • Lab – Software Management
  • Lab – Managing Windows Roles and Features
  • Lab – Windows Updates
  • Objectives
  • What is a Proxy Minion?
  • Salt Proxy Minion Topology
  • Using Proxy Minions
  • Lab – Provision Proxy Minion
  • Objectives
  • Salt Execution
  • Salt Components
  • Calling Modules Locally on a Minion
  • Sending Jobs to the Salt Master
  • The Event System
  • Salt Master Processes
  • The “salt” Execution Architecture
  • Lab – View Master Processes
  • Lab – Listening to Events
  • Lab – Analyze Salt Activity
  • Objectives
  • Uses of the Salt
  • State System SLS Files
  • Salt State Processing
  • State Rendering
  • State Compile
  • State Runtime
  • Lab – Analyzing State Execution
  • Objectives
  • Salt State Rendering
  • Using the Python Renderer
  • Using the Jinja Renderer
  • Conditional “if” Statements
  • Jinja Variable Assignments
  • Leveraging Lookup Lists and Dictionaries
  • Jinja Filters
  • Calling Execution Modules with Jinja
  • Using the GPG Render
  • Lab – Create Users and Groups Management State
  • Objectives
  • Salt Formulas
  • Salt State Formulas Best Practices
  • Using Inline Pillar Data
  • Use Lookup Dictionaries Based on Grains
  • The Online Salt Formula Repository
  • A Complete State Example
  • Lab – Create States with Salt Formulas
  • Lab – Webstack: Web Server State
  • Lab – Webstack: Configuring an HAProxy Load Balancer
  • Lab – Webstack: Configuring the “top.sls” File
  • Objectives
  • Running Jobs on the
  • Salt Master Salt Orchestration
  • Orchestration Declarations
  • Using Inline Pillar with Orchestration
  • Using State Modules in Orchestration
  • The Salt Mine
  • Lab – Webstack: Create the Pillar Data for the Web Servers
  • Lab – Webstack: Configuring Web Server Mine Functions
  • Lab – Webstack: Creating the Web Servers Orchestration State
  • Lab – Windows Orchestration
  • Objectives
  • Reactor System
  • Beacons
  • Reactor Best Practices
  • Lab – Windows Beacons
  • Lab – Windows Reactors
  • Lab – Webstack: Configure the Load Beacon
  • Lab – Webstack: Creating the Web Server Reactors
  • Lab – Webstack: Triggering the Scale Up
  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Viewing Salt Activity
  • Network Settings
  • Salt Keys
  • Salt States
  • Overview Loading Lab Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 1
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 2
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 3
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 4
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 5
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 6
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 7
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 8
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 9
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 10
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 11
  • Lab – Troubleshooting Scenario 12
  • Objectives
  • More About Keys
  • The “pki_dir”
  • Increasing Security
  • Decreasing Security
  • Client ACLs
  • External Authentication System
  • Hardening Salt
  • Security Issues
  • Lab – Understanding Salt Keys
  • Lab – Configuring Client ACLs
  • Lab – External Authentication
  • Objectives
  • Multi-Master
  • Sharing Files Between Masters

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