SaltStack Review

Allows you to control the updates on servers. Enables you to pull information on all computers.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are:

  • Setting configurations options dynamically for servers
  • Pulling information about all computers

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to control updates on servers to streamline the process

What needs improvement?

There is still development for states and pillars. The software is open-source so it allows for extreme customizability. If there is something that you think could be improved, you can code it. Our company is currently working on a few projects to help improve and support SaltStack. I would like to see more training on how to use the many different options. There is a lot of of information to go over and it’s hard to keep it all straight. Other than that, if you put the time learning SaltStack, it is a pretty easy and very powerful tool.

For how long have I used the solution?

We used this solution for a year and a half..

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no scalability issues so far.

How is customer service and technical support?

I don’t have experience with their support, but I heard they are helpful. There is a IRC chat that you can join to get help from your peers.

How was the initial setup?

I was not a part of the setup, but from what I have read, it is pretty simple.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The software is open source. One has to pay for support.

What other advice do I have?

Read the documentation to learn as much as you can.

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