Projects in the topic salt
Salt is Python-based, open-source software for event-driven IT automation, remote task execution, and configuration management.


Minimal Salt packaging

an invention by kwk

Challenge

The salt-minion client-side agent is still a bit hefty due to its dependencies and SUSE's strange Python packaging. Let's see how to create a minimal salt-minion packaging.

Updated about 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Rooms management for Janus (Jangouts) using Salt

a project by ancorgs

Right now, every time a new team wants a new room in our Jangouts instance, they have to ping me and I have to manually create the room. That means: * Adding some lines to the corresponding config file

Updated about 3 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Agentless Systems Management Based on Salt SSH

a project by j_renner

This project is about using Salt SSH for managing systems without the need of an additional agent to be installed (besides sshd). With the SSH protocol the connection is initiated by the management server, thus Salt SSH can be used to even manage systems that are located outside of company firewalls, i.e. machines that cannot access a salt-master due to firewall restrictions. In order to still be able to access resources inside a company network though it would be very helpful if the salt-ssh command supported remote port forwarding (as with the -R parameter of the ssh command) for tunneling other traffic through the existing ssh connection, for instance a package manager might want to install packages from a company internal RPM repository. A patch was therefore contributed to Salt SSH in order to enable this feature (merged into develop):

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Integrate AutoYaST with software configuration management systems

an invention by IGonzalezSosa

FATE#319830, FATE#319843 and FATE#319842 propose integration of AutoYaST with different software configuration management systems like Salt, Chef and Puppet.

Updated about 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Diving into Qubes OS

a project by thardeck

What is Qubes OS

Qubes OS is an operating system based on Linux with security in mind.

Updated 4 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Build Docker images with pure Salt

an invention by dmacvicar

Results

Submitted upstream.

Updated 4 months ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

New SUSE R&D Employee workstation/laptop auto-installer

a project by dmacvicar

The idea is to create a bootable medium (eg. pendrive) that allows: * Selection of either SLES, Leap or Tumbleweed.

Updated over 2 years ago. 21 hacker ♥️.

YaST module for (SUSE Manager) salt parametrizable formulas

a project by dmacvicar

Parametrizable formulas is a normal salt module plus some metadata in order to interactively parametrize them. The metadata is used to automatically generate forms that are then injected as pillar data. See original Hackweek project, SUSE Manager support for formulas blog article and its (internal for now) docs.

Updated 4 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

SUSE Manager / Salt integration revisited

a project by j_renner

There is a number of possible improvements to the architecture of SUSE Manager / Salt integration that should be investigated in order to improve the reliability and scalability of the backend: 1. Actions are currently scheduled in the minions using the schedule module of Salt. This brings problems with reliability as for instance a minion can be down at the specified schedule time which leads to actions not being executed. Scalability can be an issue as actions being scheduled for many minions might return results to the server at the same time. Instead it might be better to keep control over scheduled actions on the server to allow batching of actions as well as downtimes of minions or even the server. There is a work in progress branch to get started.

Updated 4 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

saltify dotfiles, workstation, laptop, Desktop Environment and beyond (NAS, router, media center, Kodi, if time allows)

a project by vcuadradojuan

See https://github.com/viccuad/salt-configs . The idea is to apply the Puppet code pattern to create salt config files to

Updated about 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

openSUSE Infrastructure "Factory first"-like policy

a project by tampakrap

The SLE15 development model follows the Factory First policy, where all submissions need to go first to openSUSE:Factory and then to SLE15 repos. This way more bugs are fixed, less patches get lost, less backporting is happening etc. Our openSUSE infrastructure is using salt for configuration management. This was working fine, but suddenly we had to split the openSUSE from the SUSE-DMZ services into separate VLANs, thus the salt codebase had to be split as well. The code itself is mostly formulas and quite similar states between the two set of services though. The only real difference was in the pillars, and even there there was a lot of duplication.

Updated 4 months ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Go async (and non-blocking) with HTTP requests

a project by j_renner

There is a couple of libraries available for asynchronous and non-blocking processing of HTTP requests (in Java) that can be used to avoid having threads waiting for responses in request intensive applications, for example: - Apache HttpAsyncClient

Updated about 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️.

Salt in QA Maintenance

a project by DZiolkowski

SaltThe most intelligent, powerful and flexible open source software for remote execution, configuration automation, cloud control and event-driven orchestration The goal of the project is to bring its power into QAM, improving efficacy of work and possibly replacing other tools, where Salt could perform the task more naturally.

Updated 4 months ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

L3-CaaS+CAP+NFS

a project by gfigueir

[CaaS] [CAP] Work on a long term solution for L3 team to easily reproduce customer's issues I had previously cobbled up a "one script CaaS2 installer":

Updated 4 months ago. No love.

Export "salt-toaster" tests execution profile to Prometheus

a project by PSuarezHernandez

"salt-toaster" allows you to test multiple Salt package flavors across different operating systems via Docker containers. This project is heavily used on the SUSE Manager team to hardening the Salt package that is shipped on the openSUSE/SLE distributions. Link to GitHub repository The "salt-toaster" execution is divided on different steps (image building, container spinning, salt key acceptance, tests execution, etc) but currently we only get the global results for the entire testsuite execution.

Updated about 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Brine in Go: A Salt Formula Build System

a project by Druonysus

What is Brine?

Updated about 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Make "salt-toaster" available to be used outside SUSE

a project by PSuarezHernandez

The salt-toaster (https://github.com/openSUSE/salt-toaster) is a tool created and developed by SUSE employees that we've been using for testing Salt since few years ago. This tool uses pytest in combination with Docker containers to allow testing the multiple versions of the Salt codebase and as well as Salt packages across multiple distributions.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Run and manage your Ansible cluster using Salt!

a project by PSuarezHernandez

At SUSE we've implemented a module on Salt called ansiblegate which allows to run and manage your Ansible clusters using Salt. This a very powerful module that bring lot of value to Salt when the users are planning on migrating or starting to use Salt and they already have an existing Ansible infrastructure.

Updated about 3 years ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

From bare metal to virtualized Kubernetes cluster with just Salt and Redfish

a project by joachimwerner

My goal is build on Alberto's work on "yomi" and the new Salt-based virtualization management features that Cedric has contributed, then combine them with a Redfish prototype to do the following from one (ideally idempotent) Salt state (orchestration state if required): * mount the installation media via Redfish

Updated 8 months ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.

SUSE Manager: Windows client support

an idea by pagarcia

Let's see how much, if any, of the steps described here I can get done: https://confluence.suse.com/display/SUSEMANAGER/Windows

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Learn SaltStack Enterprise

an idea by pagarcia

Uyuni uses the open source version of Salt to install packages, apply configuration, formulas, states, etc. This project is about downloading and installing SaltStack Enterprise and learn about it, so that Uyuni (which provides a salt-master) can eventually improve and work in collaboration with the SaltStack Enterprise salt-master.

Updated over 2 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

Port Salt virt modules to idem

a project by cbosdonnat

Salt is moving towards a plugable architecture using POP and Idem. This project is about experimenting with those new concepts by applying them to a real life case: the virt execution and state modules. The goals of this project are:

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Modernize Mash deployment

a project by seanmarlow

Mash is a Python based CI/CD pipeline for automated testing and publishing of public cloud images. Currently the production and development deployment for the package is inconsistent, slow and manual. This is a barrier to rapid development, deployment and testing. It also means the development workflow is different than production. This can lead to production issues which were not seen during development. In order to modernize the Mash workflow I plan to spend the week digging into a plethora of tools to first learn then build out a new workflow. The goal is to simplify deployment by choosing tools that provide consistency, modularity and repeatability. By leveraging the best tools available we can harden the code and accelerate the release cycle.

Updated over 2 years ago. No love. 2 followers.

Provisioning Prometheus exporters with Uyuni revisited

a project by j_renner

There is a number of annoyances and pending improvements when working with the Salt Formula for provisioning Prometheus Exporters in Uyuni: - Fix issue with cleanup in case the monitoring entitlement is removed.

Updated over 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Uyuni/SUSE Manager: build Python APE and a Salt+Python bundle to support ANY client operating system

an idea by pagarcia

Uyuni/SUSE Manager build client tools for each of the supported operating systems: SLES 11, SLES 12, SLES 15, RHEL 6, RHEL 7, RHEL 8, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Debian 9, Debian 10... the list is long. This is required because each operating system has different base libraries (glibc, OpenSSL, Python version, etc). A few months ago, the SUSE Manager development team started a (yet unfinished) research task to try to build Salt and all the required dependencies (minus glibc and OpenSSL, because it would break FIPS certification) so that we can always ship the latest version of Salt on each client operating system:

Updated over 1 year ago. 5 hacker ♥️. 4 followers. Has no hacker: grab it!