What is Salt?

SaltStack takes a new approach to infrastructure management by developing software that is easy enough to get running in seconds, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to control and communicate with them in milliseconds. SaltStack delivers a dynamic infrastructure communication bus used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more. The Salt project was launched in 2011 and today is the fastest-growing, most-active infrastructure orchestration and configuration management open source project in the world. The SaltStack community is committed to keeping the Salt project focused, friendly, healthy and open.

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Salt IRC Chat

Join the vibrant, helpful and friendly SaltStack chat room in Freenode at #salt. We usually have several hundred folks participating at any one time. There is no need to introduce yourself, or ask permission to join in. Just help and be helped.

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SaltStack Mailing List

The SaltStack community users’ mailing list is hosted by Google groups. Anyone can post to it and ask questions about SaltStack, and anyone can help answer.

SaltStack User Groups

SaltStack has a vibrant and global community of customers, users, developers and enthusiasts. Connect with other Salted folks in your area of the world, or join SaltConf16, the SaltStack annual user conference, April 19-21 in Salt Lake City. Please let us know if you would like to start a user group or if we should add your existing SaltStack user group to this list by emailing: info@saltstack.com

SaltStack Docs

Whether you are a SaltStack expert or this is your first time, SaltStack provides just the right amount of documentation for your needs. Visit the SaltStack getting started guide to start at the top, or dive into advanced SaltStack concepts with dynamic SaltStack documentation.

Books about SaltStack are also available (no implied endorsement):

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SaltStack on YouTube

The SaltStack YouTube channel provides Salt demos, user case studies and many helpful presentations from conferences like SaltConf. Join about 2000 subscribers and watch Salt Air episodes for the very latest on SaltStack software development including new product releases and tutorials.

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SaltStack on GitHub

The SaltStack development team is open, encouraging and dedicated to helping people get new code and fixes into SaltStack projects. Check out SaltStack on GitHub  and start hacking with one of the largest, and most-active open source developer communities in the world.

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