SaltStack Enterprise Administration II

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This is the second course in the SaltStack Administration training series. It builds on the concepts of the previous course by presenting additional topics above the fundamentals of Salt administration. The topics are presented with scenario-based labs.


SaltStack - Salt Administration I or comparable knowledge and experience with Salt.


This course begins with presenting the different aspects of the provisioning and deploying Salt minions. It presents cloud integration with Salt, custom deployments of Linux, Windows, and Proxy minions. Alternative topologies such as implementing master failover strategies.

Building on the fundamental administrative tasks presented in the Admin-I course, this course shows how to address administrative tasks in large environments. It provides a detailed outline of various execution paths in Salt architecture. Execution topics include Salt events, state and file rendering, and other concepts important to Salt architecture. Security topics include running as a non-root user, using external authentication, and troubleshooting and tuning Salt.

The course adds to configuration management concepts by outlining best practices for state formulas. There will be scenarios presenting showing the best use of templating with Jinja. It shows how to utilize the Jinja tips and tricks in Salt states. Salt orchestration scenarios will show how to automate enterprise-wide deployments. The content also includes information about creating a dynamic environment with Salt reactors and beacons.


All students are provided:

  • An electronic version of the course training manual
  • A Salt cloud environment for hands-on labs during training


This training is offered publically at SaltStack headquarters in Lehi, UT with virtual instructor-led (vILT) access for remote attendees on the 5 half-day format.

When offered privately, onsite or virtually, the training follows the 3-day format.


The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • Salt Cloud
  • Windows Minions
  • Proxy Minions
  • Salt Execution and Architecture
  • The Salt State System
  • Salt Renderers
  • Building Salt Formulas
  • Reactors and Beacons Formulas
  • Salt Orchestration Formulas
  • Support and Troubleshooting Salt
  • Salt Security
  • Multi-master


Completing this course, and the prerequisite of “SaltStack Admin I” class will prepare an attendee to sit the SaltStack Certified Engineer (SSCE) exam. The certification exam is not included with this class registration and can be purchased separately at this same site.


The technical requirements for SaltStack Training are:

Video Conference

For remote attendees we offer remote virtual instructor-led (vILT) access. Remote access typically uses Zoom video conferencing. It works best in a Chrome browser. You can download it from https://www.zoom.us.


Each student will be given a group virtual machines containing a Salt master with minions hosted in the Amazon cloud. You will need to be able to SSH (destination port 22) from your network to access them. Detailed information about accessing the lab environment will be provided at the beginning of class.

Class Portal:

The class portal is a website located at http://training.saltstack.com contains links to resources and end of chapter knowledge checks. A login to this site will be given at the beginning of class.


For additional information please contact:

SaltStack, Inc.

2801 North Thanksgiving Way
Suite 150
Lehi, UT 84043

Email: training@saltstack.com


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