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vRealize Automation SaltStack Config (vRA SSC) comes with Role Based Access Control (RBAC) allowing you to define permission settings for multiple users. vRA SSC comes with few built-in roles that cannot be deleted: User, Administrator and Superuser. These roles covers the most common requirements, but of course you are allowed to crate user-defined roles for […]
This blog post is about two open source projects supported by VMware: Salt and Tanzu Community Edition. Salt is event-driven automation, infrastructure management, configuration management, remote execution and much more. Tanzu Community Edition (TCE) is a full-featured, easy-to-manage Kubernetes platform for learners and users, especially those working in small-scale or pre-production environments. Installing TCE it […]
My previous post introduced Salt Extension Modules for VMware, this is an open source project that provides a collection of Salt-maintained extension modules for VMware vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, NSX-T, VMC and friends. That post covered also commands. In this post we will cover State files. At the time I am writing this post there aren’t […]
Salptoject.io recently released a collection of open source (of course!) Salt-maintained extension modules for VMware vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS and NSX-T. You can find these modules on Github here, the documentation here and a pretty cool quickstart guide here. This is quite early days for these modules, so at the moment I am just planning to […]
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Salt Pillars are key elements to have parametric Salt State files allowing them to be more flexible and reusable. Here is an introduction to Salt Pillar
So far we played with Salt State files to apply configurations to Minions and we learned that these are generic by design and describe only what configuration should be achieved. And we used the concept of Targeting to specify where one, or more, State should be applied. In this post I’ll try to cover a different […]
In an average working week I meet (or better Zoom, Teams, …) with an average of 10/12 different customer ops teams randomly ranging from the large-enterprise to the tiny company. Here is something I am seeing happening more and more throughout the spectrum of all the companies that develop their own software regardless their size […]