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Score 8 out of 10
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We use Salt Open Source Automation Engine primarily to configure our servers. It is used primarily to ensure that all servers are configured in a unitary way and that we have a central repository that defines what is deployed where. We also use it to quickly spin up test infrastructure and to configure developer workstations.
  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
Salt Open Source Automation Engine is great for configuring servers in a centralised manner. It is not well suited for creating infrastructure, where tools like Terraform should be used instead.

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What is Salt Open Source?

Salt is an open source automation, infrastructure management, data-driven orchestration, remote execution, and configuration management solution.

Developed at SaltStack, which was acquired by VMware in late 2020, Salt is still available open source and community supported, while the former SaltStack Enterprise and SaltStack SecOps solutions are now part of the VMware vRealize Automation solution as the SaltStack Config software configuration management add-on for that solution.

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What is Salt Open Source?

Salt is an open source automation, infrastructure management, data-driven orchestration, remote execution, and configuration management solution.

Who uses Salt Open Source?

The most common users of Salt Open Source are from Small Businesses and the Computer Software industry.