Event-Driven Infrastructure

Get Started Tutorial

  1. Event-Driven Infrastructure
  2. Watching Events
  3. Custom Events
  4. Beacons
  5. Event Reactor

If you completed the previous guides, you’ve learned how to use Salt to execute commands on remote systems, and how to define reusable templates to configure systems.

Most configuration tools stop here (if they even make it this far!) but with Salt, these capabilities are only half the story.

Salt is built around an event infrastructure that can be leveraged and extended to drive reactive provisioning, configuration, and management across all devices in your infrastructure.

This Getting Started guide introduces you to the Salt event system, and shows you how to:

  • Monitor and enable Salt events
  • Enable monitoring for non-Salt activities
  • Trigger reactions based on events