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Creating an event-driven Infrastructure with Salt Reactor

In this September of Salt I have yet another salty article for you. Today we take a quick look at the Reactor subsystem of SaltStack. The Salt Reactor is a component of the Salt Master daemon that watches for a given list of events and reacts [...]

Saltbox: A SaltStack sandbox environment

Did you ever wanted to play with SaltStack in a save environment without manually setting up hardware/VMs, installing software and lots of third-party packages? Now you can! I've created a small Vagrant project called saltbox-vagrant based on iac-vagrant, added some SaltStack formulas, states [...]

Using Packer & Vagrant to bootstrap a testing infrastructure (Part 3)

In the previous blog post of this series we saw how to configure Packer to create images that can be used by Vagrant to setup new VMs. In this final blog post we create an example Vagrant environment to deploy a Elasticsearch and Kibana. [...]

Using Packer & Vagrant to bootstrap a testing infrastructure (Part 1)

Imagine you have an IT infrastructure that is managed by configuration management systems like SaltStack, Chef, Ansible, Puppet or others. The state of resources like running Unix daemons, files with specific contents and a list of users that should be present on all systems are defined in code (Infrastructure as Code). A version control system like Git is used to […]