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Salt Essentials

Salt, or the SaltStack platform, is an open-source configuration management software tool supporting the 'Infrastructure as Code' approach to deployment and Cloud management. This QA course provides an introduction to SALT using the SaltStack Configuration Management System ('Salt Open' version).

About this Course

Tech Type Performance Plus
Duration 2 Days

This course provides an introduction to using the Salt Stack Configuration Management System ('Salt Open' version).

Delegates with no prior experience of Salt Stack will gain an understanding of the core Salt Stack components and how they are applied. The course is taught as a series of presentations, walk through examples and practical exercises where delegates will build simple through to intermediate level 'Salt States' to configure infrastructure.

What's Included

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This course assumes that the candidate have familiarity with Linux and the Linux command line. Some prior exposure to a scripting language (particularly Python) would be advantageous, but this is not necessary to complete the course.

Delegates will learn how to

Delegates will learn how to

  • Install and set up a Salt Master Server and Salt Minions
  • Use Salt State Functions and Execution Functions
  • Write Salt States to install packages on you machines
  • Manage services and configuration files using Salt States
  • Target their machines using 'Highstate' files
  • Use Salt Pillars, Grains and the Salt Mine to pass data between the Salt Master and it's Minions
  • Use pre-written Salt States from GitHub
  • Split their machines into separate environments for simpler management


  • Introduction to Configuration Management
  • Salt Overview
  • Concepts and Components
  • Developing States
  • The State Ecosystem
  • Testing States
  • Data - Grains
  • Data - Pillars
  • Data - The Salt Mine
  • Using Community Resources

Performance Plus

2 Days


This course is authored by QA

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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