Presented by:

Nitin Madhok

from Clemson University

Nitin Madhok works as a Systems Developer & Programmer at Clemson University. He has actively been involved with various Open Source Projects and currently holds #4 rank by commits for contributions made to the SaltStack Project on GitHub. He has been listed as the most active contributor to the OpenSource community according to OpenHub. He has been a speaker at a lot of conferences including SaltConf15, OpenStack Summit 2015 (Tokyo), SaltConf16 among others. He is also the maintainer for the saltstack-formulas organization on GitHub and is a SaltStack Certified Engineer. He has experience using, administering and managing infrastructures/tools such as OpenStack, SaltStack, VMware, Splunk among others. He has made significant contributions to the SaltStack code-base some of which include making it compatible with Python 3; creating the VMware cloud driver; creating ZFS/ZPOOL execution modules; creating ASAM, Spacewalk, Dynamic DNS runners etc.

Want to learn how to deploy VM's on the fly in your VMware infrastructure using the orchestration power of salt-cloud? Attendees will walk away from this workshop/presentation with the tools, skills and knowledge to deploy and manage VM’s in their VMware environment in a reproducible, maintainable and a manageable way using salt and salt-cloud.

We will be explaining how VM's can be created and destroyed across multiple vCenters, how they can be easily queried and how various tasks can be performed on vCenters. We will also show you how you can perform simple tasks such as creating/removing snapshots of VM’s, starting/stopping/suspending/resuming VM's, querying VM's for information etc using salt-cloud!

This workshop/presentation is a great use case on how Clemson University has used SaltStack Software (salt, salt-cloud) to automate it's VMware environment and the day to day routine tasks performed by the VMware administrators and made it simpler for people with no prior VMware knowledge to easily deploy and manage the VM's in their environment.

For more information visit: Getting Started Docs: Available Function:

2016 June 22 - 14:00
1 h
Salt Stack Summit

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