Configuration Management with Salt Stack: Zero to Hero

Speakers: Wesley Whetstone

Level: All Levels, Lecture

Excerpt: Configuration Management can seem a little daunting at first, but with Salt this isn’t the case anymore. In this talk we’ll show you how to get a masterless Salt instance up and running on your local machine and we’ll cover everything from the basics to advanced configurations and have you ready to manage thousands of machine no time.

Description: Salt is a very powerful, yet very easy to use configuration management tool. In addition to the basics of Salt we’ll cover how to write custom modules and states so you can easily mold salt in your environment. With Salt being written in python we’ll show you how to leverage the latest PyObjC Library to interact with macOS APIs and perform native tasks that other popular Configuration Management tools can’t do.

About the speaker

Wesley Whetstone (Twitter: @jckwhet) – Mac Operations Engineer – Square

Current lead of the Mac Operations team at Square, where we use a variety of open source and in house tools to manage our fleet of thousands of Macs..

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