September 23, 2013

Remote Command Execution with SaltStack

A few weeks back I wrote an article Getting started with SaltStack; that article covered Configuration and Package Automation with Saltstack. In Todayâs article I am going to cover SaltStackâs Remote Execution abilities, a feature that I feel Saltstack has implemented better than other automation tools.

Running a command in a State

If you remember from the previous article SaltStackâs states are permanent configurations. Adding a command in a Salt state is used when you want to have a command that is run after provisioning a server, run every time Salt manages the state of the system or run when certain conditions are true.

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