Salt Air 12 – Salt Formulae Support for OpenStack Deployment & Configuration

March 22, 2013 - Thomas Hatch
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Tom introduces the concept of the Salt formulae repository as a place to keep Salt states that are ready and easy to use. Salt deployment and configuration support for OpenStack is a great way to demonstrate Salt formulae.

“Welcome to Salt Air 12, where we’re going to be talking about Salt and OpenStack. We’re also going to have a few comments on the up and coming, I know it’s a little late again it happens, and .14 release. Let’s go ahead and dive right in and to what’s really going on with Salt Air today. Talking about today, Salted OpenStack, now before we get into this I do want to mention that it’s been the longest in between Salt Air episodes. Two weeks ago I had a bad cold which my throat’s still scratchy and last week we were at PyCon. A lot of fun last week at PyCon. I got to meet a lot of people. The turnout one week ago was astonishing. We had over 70 people packed into a room that was rated for about 30 to 35. It was elbow room only and a lot of fun. I want to say thanks to everybody who came out to that birds of a feather last week. I got to give a presentation on getting started with Salt. Most of the people there were newbies, we probably had about 15 community members there, people who know Salt and are heavily integrated with it, but it was a lot of fun.”

“I want to spend some time like I was saying in this Salt Air talking about OpenStack and also talking about a new project that we’re putting together called formulae. Formulae, the idea here is formulae is of course plural for formula and one of the things that we’ve heard from a lot of people is that they want an example of, what is a good example of a Salt repository, what’s an example of a Salt repository that is laid out nicely and also a repository of states that are good and easy to use. This is where this formulae project comes in is we’re just kicking it off it’s only existed for a few days but what we’re going to be doing is putting in a lot of Salt SLS formula that are good examples on how to keep your keep your Salt clean and keeping it simple and straightforward as well as allowing it to stay extremely modular. It’s going to be focused heavily on putting a lot of options inside a pillar. I’m going to walk through some of the formulae that aren’t quite ready yet but give an idea of how we’re beginning to lay things out…” – Thomas Hatch

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