If you have an active vRealize Automation Cloud Standard Plus subscription, you are eligible to access the SaltStack Config Cloud service.

Note:

As of the September 2022 release, the SaltStack Config Cloud service has been promoted to Initial Availability (IA).

What is SaltStack Config Cloud

As IT system administrators and DevOps team members, you are aware that your role involves more than setting up servers and running services. vRealize Automation SaltStack Config Cloud helps your team automate common infrastructure administration tasks and ensures that all the components of your infrastructure are operating in a consistent desired state.

SaltStack Config Cloud is pluggable and plays well with many existing technologies. You don't have to refactor all of your existing configuration management systems to use SaltStack Config Cloud. It can react to the output codes and information from third-party tools to manage the entire machine life cycle.

Important:

SaltStack Config runs on Salt, an open-source automation and configuration management engine. To begin using SaltStack Config for configuration management, you also must install and run the Salt master service and the Salt minion service on any nodes that you intend to manage using SaltStack Config Cloud.

You are responsible for managing the deployment, upgrade, and decommission of Salt masters and Salt minions. You can deploy Salt masters and Salt minions in public cloud providers, on-premises, or in another hosted solution. The deployment location is subject to your infrastructure needs.

SaltStack Config Cloud Architecture

SaltStack Config Cloud is deployed as a single-tenant instance and can scale to meet your infrastructure's needs.

VMware manages your SaltStack Config Cloud instance, which includes:

  • Redis database
  • PostgreSQL database
  • SaltStack Config API server, also known as RaaS
  • SaltStack Config user interface