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VMware vRealize Automation SaltStack Config: Deploy & Manage [V8.4] Training


You will receive the advanced knowledge, abilities, and resources necessary to become proficient in setting up and using VMware vRealize® Automation SaltStack® Config during this three-day hands-on training course.

  • Category : VMware

Course Price : $2595 Per Participant

Course Description

You will receive the advanced knowledge, abilities, and resources necessary to become proficient in setting up and using VMware vRealize® Automation SaltStack® Config during this three-day hands-on training course.

A potent software configuration management tool included in VMware vRealize® Automation is called SaltStack Config.

You can quickly establish safe, optimized software states using SaltStack Config and enforce them throughout your whole environment, including hybrid, virtualized, or public cloud systems.

The concept of configuration management is covered in this course, along with SaltStack Config's capabilities to install software, maintain system configurations, change systems instantly with scaled remote execution, and automatically fix configuration issues in deployed virtual applications.

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What you will learn

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


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

Who should attend this course?

  • Experienced system administrators and cloud administrators


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  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Describe the purpose of SaltStack Config
  • Define vRealize Automation and its services
  • Define SaltStack SecOps
  • SaltStack Config deployment types
  • Components of SaltStack Config and their roles
  • SaltStack Config installation from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
  • Accessing SaltStack Config console
  • Salt minion types
  • Installing Salt minion manually
  • Installing Salt minion using cloudConfig
  • Accepting minion keys
  • Overview of vRealize Automation roles
  • Directory service connections
  • Synchronizing with a directory service
  • Editing directory service connections
  • Deleting directory service connections
  • Creation and management of local users
  • Roles and permissions
  • Advanced permissions
  • Configuring minion attributes, grains, and custom grains
  • Creating minion target groups based on grains, globs, regular expressions, complex matching, and lists
  • Using modules, functions, and arguments
  • Generating documentation on available modules and functions
  • Creating, running, and scheduling jobs
  • AD HOC jobs
  • Overview of SaltStack Config states
  • State files management
  • State modules
  • Testing and verifying states
  • Package management
  • SLS files
  • Top file
  • Creating initial SLS files
  • Pillar concepts
  • Pillar configuration
  • Using the get function
  • Passing inline pillar data
  • Managing users with SLS
  • Using pillars in SaltStack states
  • ID compared to names
  • State execution order
  • Implicit orders
  • Order declaration
  • Requisite declarations
  • Including other SLS files
  • Altering states
  • Using requisites and declarations to install and manage software
  • SaltStack renderers
  • YAML SaltStack configuration file format
  • YAML lists, dictionaries, and block structures
  • Jinja basics
  • Using the Jinja renderer
  • Grains with Jinja
  • Jinja conditionals, lists, and loops
  • YAML dictionary
  • Jinja dictionary
  • Software management
  • Windows features and roles
  • Local group policies
  • Patching
  • Windows software management
  • Windows features management
  • SaltStack Config orchestration
  • SaltStack Config orchestration advantages
  • Executing orchestration
  • Orchestration state files
  • Orchestration calls
  • Requisites in orchestration
  • Beacons
  • Beacons configuration
  • Beacon state modules
  • SaltStack Config event bus
  • Reactors
  • Reactors configuration
  • Reactors state Files
  • Orchestration with beacons and reactors
  • Course Details

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      Certification: YES
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      Enrolled: 2479
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      Duration: 3 Days

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