Beyond Config Management with Salt
David Boucha - Monday , February 6, 14:00 - 14:40 - B3.0.36
SaltStack is a system management platform written in Python. In this session, we will assume basic system administration skills and a familiarity with common DevOps concepts. We will briefly review a couple architecture layouts, but will quickly jump in to Salt's advanced features. Specifically we will discuss Salt's Beacons for system monitoring, Salt's Event system, Salt Reactors, as well as Salt-API (Salt's native REST api). We will do a live demo of using a Salt Beacon to send Salt Events when there is a system change and display that change on a dynamic dashboard that watches Salt's Event Bus for certain messages. The audience will be able to participate by sending events to this Salt demo server from their cell phones and see them displayed live on the dashboard.
David Boucha - Monday , February 6, 14:40 - 15:20 - B3.0.36This SaltStack 101 class will take you from installing Salt for the first time to doing real work with Salt. We'll discuss Salt Execution modules, Salt States and templating with Jinja. I'll answer any questions you've had getting started with Salt and help you get started right. We'll go over how to find answers in Salt's extensive documentation and continue learning about all the tools Salt provides.
David Boucha is a Sr. Engineer at SaltStack, inc. David is one of the three original engineers SaltStack hired at its founding and has been involved in many aspects of Salt's growth, including core Salt features, support for the Windows platform and consulting and training some of the world's largest techcompanies on using Salt.