Salt Cloud is out!

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 13:41:49 MDT 2012


The initial public release of Salt Cloud is finally here! 0.6.0 was posted
to pypi and github just moments ago.

Salt Cloud is a generic cloud provisioning tool which can hook into
existing cloud management systems. Salt Cloud also automates setting up the
Salt Minion on the provisioned cloud VMs and connecting them back to the
Salt Master.  Individual VMs can be easily and quickly provisioned or a
mapping of what vms need to exist can be defined and then enforced.

The same module loading system used in Salt is used to make adding support
for more cloud providers is amazingly easy. This release comes with support
for three cloud providers, Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, and Linode.

The documentation for Salt Cloud is up on Read the Docs and can be found
here:
http://salt-cloud.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

The source can be downloaded from pypi or github as usual for Salt projects:
http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/s/salt-cloud/salt-cloud-0.6.0.tar.gz#md5=89739bf16f86215b297da87fe86f2145
https://github.com/downloads/saltstack/salt-cloud/salt-cloud-0.6.0.tar.gz

The release notes can be found here:
http://salt-cloud.readthedocs.org/en/latest/topics/releases/0.6.0.html

Follow and fork Salt Cloud on github, like Salt itself Salt Cloud has a ton
of room to grow and contributions are very welcome!
https://github.com/saltstack/salt-cloud

- Thomas S Hatch


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