SaltStack Review

Executes remote commands on all targets at once with the distributed shell. Upgrades all of our machines with one command using Package Helper.


What is most valuable?

  • Distributed shell: Ability to execute remote commands on all targets at once.
  • Package Helper: Upgrades all your machines with one command: The package method of SaltStack allows easy host updates. (See https://docs.saltstack.com/en/... .)

How has it helped my organization?

We spent far less time to upgrade and configure all of our hosts. A lot of time was saved.

What needs improvement?

I'm not aware if a UI exists or not. There are a lot of possibilities, like having a kind of dashboard that would recap all of the states and responses to commands.

For how long have I used the solution?

I’ve used this solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable!

How is customer service and technical support?

I have not used technical support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

This is the first solution I have used.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was pretty straightforward, especially compared to "legacy" solutions.

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

It is non-paid product usage.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Ansible.

What other advice do I have?

Read the documentation. There is nothing fancy or special to know before using it.

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