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16 Jan, 2016

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SaltStack Vagrant Part 1

What is SaltStack

  • SaltStack software orchestrates the build and ongoing management of any modern infrastructure.
  • SaltStack is also the most scalable and flexible configuration management software for event-driven automation of CloudOps, ITOps and DevOps.
  • SaltStack is one of the top configuration management framework among Chef, Puppet, Ansible and SaltStack.

Why SaltStack with Vagrant

  • Salt execution routines can be written as plain Python modules. (I am the Python guy)
  • SaltStack script for Vagrant will be mostly same for the cloud server
    • Achievement development server == production server Unlocked

Vagrant Folder Structure

- salt/
  - root/
    - top.sls
    - webserver.sls
  - minion
- Vagrantfile

Vagrantfile Setup

Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|

    # load up the box for centos 6.6
    # This will take long to download the os, hold up there
    # Or go for a coffee = "CentOS_7_x64"
    ## For masterless, mount your salt file root
    config.vm.synced_folder "salt/root/", "/srv/salt/" "private_network", ip: ""

    ## Use all the defaults:
    config.vm.provision :salt do |salt|
        salt.bootstrap_options = "-P -c /tmp" # to salve minion_config not copied issue
        salt.masterless = true
        salt.minion_config = "salt/minion"
        salt.run_highstate = true



    - webserver


httpd:               # ID declaration
  pkg:                # state declaration
    - installed       # function declaration
    - enable: True
    - require:
        - pkg: httpd


file_client: local


Run vagrant up you should get a CentOS_7_x64 box with httpd server installed!

By the end of this article, you should know the basic of how salt work.