[openstack-dev] Unified Guest Agent proposal

Pitucha, Stanislaw Izaak stanislaw.pitucha at hp.com
Mon Dec 9 18:21:36 UTC 2013

> If I am correct of my parsing of the salt nomenclature, Salt provides a
Master (eg a server) and minions (eg agents that connect to the salt
server).  The salt server tells the minions what to do.

Almost - salt can use master, but it can also use the local filesystem (or
other providers of data). For the basic scenarios, salt master behaves
almost like a file server of the state files that describe what to do. When
using only local filesystem, you can run without a master.

> In terms of features:

Not sure about the properties (it is pretty minimal in terms of dependencies
on ubuntu/debian at least), but it can do most of the things from the
feature list. Selinux labels are missing
(https://github.com/saltstack/salt/issues/1349) and unpacking/installing
source tarballs doesn't go that well with declarative descriptions style IMO
(but is definitely possible). 

Stanisław Pitucha
Cloud Services 
Hewlett Packard

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