Using Salt with Network Devices – Part 1

Salt is an orchestration system developed by a company called SaltStack ( The Salt software is for complex systems management at scale. Salt is based on Python. Salt comes in two flavors:
1) Salt Open Project
2) Salt Enterprise

Salt is easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Similarly, Salt can be used to manage network devices effectively. Salt has remote execution capabilities which allows us to run commands on various machines in parallel with flexible targeting system. In this post we will touch base on the basics of Salt and its installation.


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