An Introduction to Salt


Salt is an open-source configuration management and remote execution tool. This tutorial series serves as an introduction to Salt, and will help beginners to get started with using the application.

  • In this tutorial, you will install a Salt Master and a Salt Minion on a DigitalOcean droplet running Ubuntu 12.04. You will also begin to explore how Salt works by executing a few simple commands.
  • In this tutorial, you will create your first Salt Formula which will configure your server with Vim, the Apache web server, PHP, and git.