IT Automation with Saltstack Training Course

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Course CodeCourse Code

itasaltstack

Duration Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Basic Unix/Linux administration knowledge is necessary to grasp the more advanced topics in this course.

Overview Overview

Saltstack (Salt for short) is open source software developed to automate the configuration of server systems. During this course you will learn how to centrally administer and manage multiple server environments.

The course will be a good mixture of presentations, examples and lab exercises so that you can immediately apply what you have learnt.

Course OutlineCourse Outline

Salt overview

  • The goal of SaltStack
  • Architectural overview of remote execution
  • Salt states
  • Grains
  • Pillar
  • Jinja2 and the virtual mechanism

Introduction to YAML

  • Literals, scalars
  • Sequences, mappings
  • Examples

Installation of Salt

  • Installation on Ubuntu
  • Differences between salt-common, salt-minion and salt-master
  • Installation on Amazon EC2

Salt command line basics

  • Anatomy of a salt command
  • Output formatting in JSON
  • The jq tool

Targeting minions

  • Globbing
  • Regular expressions
  • List matching
  • IP matching
  • Grains matching
  • Compound matcing
  • Examples and exercises

States

  • Package management
  • Services
  • Highstate
  • Exercises, examples

Templating

  • Jinja2 introduction
  • For loop, assignments, escaping
  • Templating with Jinja2 in Salt, examples

Pillar

  • Secure storage
  • VNC password deployment example

Other interesting SaltStack concepts

  • Environments
  • salt-cloud
  • Orchestration
  • Integration with Docker

TestimonialsTestimonials

Really appreciated that the trainer took the time to investigate, out of the training sessions, the questions we had.

Sami Tuohino- NetNames

The Trainer David is very competent and one sees he likes to teach.

Elisabete Garcia Cerqueira - SIX Group Services AG

Informal and friendly style, good focus on our needs.

van Vooren Hans - Knorr-Bremse IT-Services GmbH

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Mohamad Yasin - PSA CORPORATION LTD

Useful and practical coverage of various topics on Salt.

Wei Yen Lie - PSA CORPORATION LTD

Bookings, Prices and EnquiriesBookings, Prices and Enquiries

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Private Classroom
 
Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote
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Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet. More Information

The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Private Remote
1 $3550
2 $2025
3 $1517
4 $1263
Public Classroom
From $4850
(370)
Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised

The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom
1 $4850
2 $2725
3 $2017
4 $1663
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