You can configure and use SaltStack Config (formerly SaltStack Enterprise) in vRealize Automation to provision, configure, and deploy software to your virtual machines at any scale using event-driven automation. You can also use SaltStack Config to define and enforce optimal, compliant software states across your entire environment.

What is SaltStack Config?

vRealize Automation SaltStack Config is a configuration management system that maintains virtual machines in defined states, providing assurance that specific packages are installed and that specific services are running. You can also use SaltStack Config to query and execute commands on individual VMs, or groups of VMs, at high scale and speed.

With SaltStack Config, you can provision, configure, and deploy software to your virtual machines at any scale using event-driven automation. You can also use SaltStack Config to define and enforce optimal, compliant software states across your entire environment.

SaltStack Config is powered by Salt, an open-source configuration management and automation system. If you are new to Salt and are unfamiliar with how it works, see Salt system architecture.

SaltStack Config extends Salt’s automated, event-driven configuration management platform by providing additional features, such as:

  • Role-based access controls - Ensures that network engineers only have access to the resources and jobs that are necessary to fulfill their specific work responsibilities.
  • A user-friendly interface - In addition to the ability to execute commands from the command line, SaltStack Config also provides a graphical user interface for ease of use.
  • Security automation - Optional add-ons bringing you automated vulnerability remediation and continuous compliance for hybrid IT systems.