New Salt Extension: Salt Describe (Automate generating SLS files)
The Salt project team is releasing a new salt extension salt-describe to create templates for Salt by fetching the settings of remote salt minions. It can create templates for:
- timezone data
- iptables data
It will help anyone get a starter template from a system they already own with a salt minion on it. The generated templates can be used as is or edited to better suit your environment. They make a great starting place to develop formulas for your infrastructure-as-code project. This can also help to copy the settings of an existing brownstone server and deploy it to many other systems.
Simple install instructions
On a salt-master system with a salt-minion:
root@salt00:/srv/salt/home# salt-pip install saltext.salt-describe Collecting saltext.salt-describe Downloading saltext.salt_describe-0.1.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (30 kB) Installing collected packages: saltext.salt-describe Successfully installed saltext.salt-describe-0.1.1
For updated install instructions see https://salt-describe.readthedocs.io/en/latest/gettingstarted.html
Example: create Salt formula for installing all packages that the remote system lists are installed.
root@salt00:/srv/salt/home# salt-run describe.pkg web.example.com Generated SLS file locations: - /srv/salt/web.example.com/pkg.sls
Current describe modules include but are not limited to pkg, sysctl, cron, files, firewalld, host, iptables, pip, pkgrepo, service, timezone, users.
For more info, please see the docs at: