Quite a few of you were able to learning about Salt first hand at the recent Texas Linux Fest. Since then, we've had many requests to bring the folks back from SaltStack for a deeper dive -- and the latest news.
We are still selecting a venue. We expect that this talk will fill up, and encourage you to RSVP.
In his talk, Thomas will discuss these and other topics:
1) How to automate the real-time infrastructure at scale, beyond the basics and beyond just configuration management.
SaltStack was designed from the beginning as high-speed remote execution platform that can be used for web scale infrastructure and application automation. The 0.16 release of SaltStack provides even more unique capabilities to deliver on this vision.
2) Salt Multi-Master - Built for to provide redundancy and failover within SaltStack automation. This new SaltStack capability allows for a Salt minion to be actively connected to multiple Salt masters at the same time. This allows for multiple masters to send out commands to minions and for minions to automatically reconnect to masters that have gone down.
3) Salt Prereq - We're pretty sure no other systems management tool can do this. The new SaltStack Prereq was a feature requested by LinkedIn to provide more intelligent application configuration for their massive environment. Salt Prereq allows for states to execute based on a state that is expected to make changes in the future. This allows for a change on the system to be preempted by another execution. A good example is needing to shut down a service before modifying files associated with it, allowing, for instance, a webserver to be shut down allowing a load balancer to stop sending requests while server-side code is updated. In this case, the prereq will only run if changes are expected to happen in the prerequired state, and the prerequired state will always run after the prereq state and only if the prereq state succeeds.
4) OpenStack - SaltStack is used behind the scenes by some of the world's largest organizations for fast and scalable OpenStack deployment. Salt is written in Python making it perfectly suited for tight and easy integration with OpenStack Nova, Quantum, Swift, Glance and Keystone.
This should be a great talk. Hope to see you there.
-GeekAustin / Austin DevOps