Salt, a new approach to infrastructure management, is easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with those servers in seconds.
Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.
The Get Started Guide shows you how to:
If you just want to get Salt installed and start using it, Salt in 10 minutes gets you up and running quickly.
Latest Stable Release:
The installation document, found in the following link, outlines where to obtain packages and installation specifics for platforms:
The Salt Bootstrap project, found in the following repository, is a single shell script, which automates the install correctly on multiple platforms:
You can download one of the following Vagrant projects to quickly set up a Salt demo environment:
A Github repo that contains a number of community-maintained formulas is available at https://github.com/saltstack-formulas. Contributions are welcome!
A Github repo that contains formulas to install a number of Windows applications is available at https://github.com/saltstack/salt-winrepo-ng. Note that Salt makes this repo available to your Windows minions, and contributions are welcome!
Join the salt-users mailing list. It is the best place to ask questions about Salt and see whats going on with Salt development! The Salt mailing list is hosted by Google Groups. It is open to new members.
There is also a low-traffic list used to announce new releases called salt-announce
Logs of the IRC channel activity are being collected courtesy of Moritz Lenz.
If you wish to discuss the development of Salt itself join us in
The Salt code is developed via GitHub. Follow Salt for constant updates on what is happening in Salt development: