MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2016

Reproducible, Automated Server Configuration with SaltStack

Andrew Farrell

Jan/07 Thu 07:00PM-08:00PM 4-231

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Prereq: Unix command line fluency, working install of Vagrant

Do you find yourself trying to manage multiple servers? Do you find yourself wishing that installing and configuring servers could be more like programming? I will introduce you to SaltStack, an open source tool written in python that you can use to write modular configurations for one server or for one thousand. I will also teach you some techniques for troubleshooting some common server configuration problems.

Attendees must download and install Vagrant from prior to class.

Sponsor(s): Student Information Processing Board
Contact: Andrew Farrell,