Overview

The power of Salt open source software, native in vRealize Automation.

This three-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in deploying and using VMware vRealize® Automation SaltStack® Config. SaltStack Config is a powerful software configuration management component available in VMware vRealize® Automation. With SaltStack Config you can easily define optimized, secure software states and enforce them across your entire environment, including virtualized, hybrid, or public cloud systems.

In this course, you are introduced to configuration management and how SaltStack Config can install software, maintain system configurations, change systems immediately with scalable remote execution, and automatically correct configuration problems in deployed virtual applications.

Product Alignment

  • VMware vRealize Automation 8.4
  • VMware vRealize SaltStack Config 8.4

Skills Covered

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Use VMware vRealize® Lifecycle Manager™ to install SaltStack Config
  • Describe the architecture of SaltStack Config
  • Deploy Salt minions from VMware vRealize® Automation™
  • Create simple, human-readable infrastructure-as-code to provision and configure systems and software anywhere in your environment
  • Configure roles and permissions for users and groups to manage and interact with SaltStack Config
  • Manage systems with Jinja and YAML code
  • Automatically enforce desired states across your entire IT footprint
  • Keep critical software up to date
  • Enact change immediately across your entire enterprise with fast, scalable remote execution
  • Use SaltStack Config orchestration
  • Create and manage reactors and beacons that enable self-healing configurations

Who Should Attend

Experienced system administrators and cloud administrators.

Course Curriculum

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have completed the VMware vRealize® Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.3] course.

You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • Good understanding of managing and working with various Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge and working experience of VMware vSphere® environments

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