Note : For dev/test scenarios you can use the free Salt master image in VM Depot. For the Marketplace scenario once licensed, select the CentOS 6.5 w/ SaltStack Enterprise image in the Azure Marketplace.Once the Salt Server VM is created and accessible, go ahead and log into the VM using ssh. The SaltStack Master service should be running and accepting connections to SaltStack Minions. In order to add new VMs and accept them as Minions managed by the SaltStack Master, it is often easiest to use Salt Cloud, which can automate the process. For convenience, Salt Cloud is already installed on the SaltStack Enterprise image. Information on configuring Salt Cloud for use with the Azure to provision VMs with Salt Minions can be found here. Azure provides a stable platform for SaltStack Enterprise Master and a number of SaltStack Minions, while still supporting interoperability between public and private clouds. Hope you find this integration useful, we look forward to hearing from you!
Azure Virtual Machines, now with “Salt”
Posted on March 26, 2015