Salt Cloud 0.7.0 Release Notes

Salt Cloud marches forward with the 0.7.0 release. As is customary for Salt Stack projects the 0.7.0 release is intended to be much more robust and deliver a more complete core feature set. Salt Cloud 0.7.0 is just that.

With new tools to help look into what is available on cloud providers, new additions to make cloud management more stateful and the addition of more supported cloud platforms 0.7.0 has greatly enhanced the capabilities of the overall Salt platform.


The documentation for Salt Cloud can be found on Read the Docs:


Salt Cloud can be downloaded and install via pypi or github:

Some packages have been made available for salt-cloud and more on their way. Packages for Arch, and FreeBSD are being made available thanks to the work of Christer Edwards, and packages for RHEL and Fedora are being created by Clint Savage. Package availability will be announced on the salt mailing list.

New Cloud Provider Support

The following cloud providers are now supported:

Amazon AWS

Rackspace Cloud




List Available Resources

Setting up Salt Cloud requires knowledge of the available sizes and images on cloud providers. Listing the available images and sizes can now be done with the salt-cloud command:

[root@saltmaster]# salt-cloud --list-sizes linode
  Linode 1024
    bandwidth: 400
    disk: 40960
    id: 3
    name: Linode 1024
    ram: 1024
    uuid: 56e6f495190cb2ed1a343f7159ad447cf27d906d
  Linode 12GB
    bandwidth: 2000
    disk: 491520
    id: 8
    name: Linode 12GB
    ram: 12288
    uuid: 3d1731ebefdbcb4c283957b43d45f89a01f67c5f
  Linode 1536
    bandwidth: 600
    disk: 61440
    id: 4
    name: Linode 1536
    ram: 1536
    uuid: f0f28628cc70c5f2656aa3f313588d8509ee3787
  Linode 16GB
    bandwidth: 2000
    disk: 655360
    id: 9
    name: Linode 16GB
    ram: 16384
    uuid: 208cc3c0a60c4eab6ed6861344fef0311c13ffd2
  Linode 2048
    bandwidth: 800
    disk: 81920
    id: 5
    name: Linode 2048
    ram: 2048
    uuid: 0c9ee69dc7ef7a4cdce71963f8d18e76c61dd57f
  Linode 20GB
    bandwidth: 2000
    disk: 819200
    id: 10
    name: Linode 20GB
    ram: 20480
    uuid: e0a7b61e3830a120eec94459c9fc34ef7c9e0e36
  Linode 4GB
    bandwidth: 1600
    disk: 163840
    id: 6
    name: Linode 4GB
    ram: 4096
    uuid: 09585e0f1d4ef4aad486cfa3d53f9d8960f575e7
  Linode 512
    bandwidth: 200
    disk: 20480
    id: 1
    name: Linode 512
    ram: 512
    uuid: 3497f7def3d6081e6f65ac6e577296bc6b810c05
  Linode 768
    bandwidth: 300
    disk: 30720
    id: 2
    name: Linode 768
    ram: 768
    uuid: da9f0dbc144aaa234aa5d555426863c8068a8c70
  Linode 8GB
    bandwidth: 2000
    disk: 327680
    id: 7
    name: Linode 8GB
    ram: 8192
    uuid: e08f8a57551297b9310545430c67667f59120606


Salt Cloud can now destroy cloud vms as easily as it can create them. The new --destroy option can be passed to end the life of a vm:

$ salt-cloud -d web1

The map operation can now also destroy vms, the new hard option can be passed which makes vm maps much more stateful. With the hard option the vm maps are viewed as the absolute source of information for the state of cloud resources, and any vm that is not specified in the map file will be destroyed:

[root@saltmaster]# salt-cloud -m /etc/salt/ -H
The following virtual machines are set to be created:
The following virtual machines are set to be destroyed:

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