This past weekend a colleague and I executed a successful core network change, from stacked Cisco 3750G’s to Brocade ICX6610’s. We have been planning this upgrade for the past six months, and the extensive planning and testing before hand paid off – only three small things were missed, none of which were show stoppers.
One of the great things about DigitalOcean is that you can spin up a new small sized Debian VM in under 55 seconds. All that remains is to log in, add the Salt Debian repo, add the salt signing key, and then run state.
I’ve been hearing about SaltStack for some time now, and have taken a peek at it, but never set it up. This week I changed that and set up a salt-master and several (OK, 10) salt-minions to take commands from the master.