More info about “Salt” from our DevOps friend Memo…
Hello, I want to continue with the SaltStack articles, In my past article I talked about Salt and the benefits of this tool, to have a complete installation of this tool you can review the PART I
Now is the time to talk about Salt States. The Salt States are a representation of the state in which a system should be in, this is often called configuration management. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how you can configure a system to be managed by Salt States.
For example If we want to have nginx running in our system we can use Salt to configure a minion to run the nginx server and to ensure the server is running. We can afford this with the SLS files, SLS is the SaLt State file. SLS files are just a data structure like dictionaries, lists, strings, and numbers