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.

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.

More information about the SaltStack Config integration in vRealize Automation is available on the SaltStack Config product page.

How to install and configure SaltStack Config and the Salt master

You use vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRLCM) to install the SaltStack Config service prior to creating a SaltStack Config integration in vRealize Automation. This action also installs the Salt master and configures a required vRealize Automation property group. For SaltStack Config installation and service configuration instructions, see the following topics in VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager documentation:

For related information, see How to create a SaltStack Config integration in vRealize Automation in Using and Managing vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly and SaltStack Config product documentation (below).

How to create the SaltStack Config integration and access the SaltStack Config service in vRealize Automation

You can use the SaltStack Config integration in vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly to leverage SaltStack Config open source capabilities within your vRealize Automation environment.

For information about configuring and working with a SaltStack Config integration in vRealize Automation, see How to create a SaltStack Config integration in vRealize Automation in Using and Managing vRealize Automation Cloud Assembly. For related information, see the SaltStack Config product documentation (below).

SaltStack Config product documentation

SaltStack Config is a stand-alone product that you can integrate with and use in vRealize Automation. The SaltStack Config product documentation is available as separate PDFs. Use the SaltStack Config product documentation to explore ways in which you can leverage SaltStack Config capabilities in your vRealize Automation cloud templates and deployments.

SaltStack Config product documentation for this vRealize Automation release is provided in the following PDFs:

More information

For a detailed overview of SaltStack Config integration in vRealize Automation, see VMware blog article vRealize Automation 8.3 and SaltStack Config – Technical Overview.