Install Salt Cloud

Salt Cloud is now part of Salt proper. It was merged in as of Salt version 2014.1.0.

On Ubuntu, install Salt Cloud by using following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saltstack/salt
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install salt-cloud

If using Salt Cloud on macOS, curl-ca-bundle must be installed. Presently, this package is not available via brew, but it is available using MacPorts:

sudo port install curl-ca-bundle

Salt Cloud depends on apache-libcloud. Libcloud can be installed via pip with pip install apache-libcloud.

Installing Salt Cloud for development

Installing Salt for development enables Salt Cloud development as well, just make sure apache-libcloud is installed as per above paragraph.

See these instructions: Installing Salt for development.