SaltStack Review

It is fast, making it convenient and practical, allowing me to get information about my servers in no time.


Valuable Features

  • Remote execution.
  • SaltStack being so fast makes it very convenient and practical; allows me to get information about my servers in no time.

Improvements to My Organization

SaltStack allows me to answer user requests in a very efficient manner.

Room for Improvement

I guess the only downside of SaltStack is the limited user base, which leads to poorer documentation because of the lower use.

On a features side, maybe some more security around the API would be good, so it can be used as a central automation tool.

I haven't kept up with latest releases for a while, though, so don't quote me on that.

Use of Solution

I have used it for two years.

Stability Issues

I have not encountered any stability issues.

Scalability Issues

I have not encountered any scalability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

It's open source and the community is very helpful as usual.

Previous Solutions

I previously used multiple solutions combined; harder to manage. Salt is easy to use and manage.

Initial Setup

Initial setup was straightforward; worked out of the box .

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It's open source.

Other Solutions Considered

Before choosing this product, I evaluated Puppet and Ansible.

Other Advice

Just install it and use it for remote execution at first. You'll see how powerful it is.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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