Introducing Salt Cloud

The initial public release of Salt Cloud is finally here! 0.6.0 was posted to pypi and github just moments ago.

Salt Cloud is a generic cloud provisioning tool which can hook into existing cloud management systems. Salt Cloud also automates setting up the Salt Minion on the provisioned cloud VMs and connecting them back to the Salt Master.  Individual VMs can be easily and quickly provisioned or a mapping of what vms need to exist can be defined and then enforced.

The same module loading system used in Salt is used to make adding support for more cloud providers is amazingly easy. This release comes with support for three cloud providers, Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, and Linode.

The documentation for Salt Cloud is up on Read the Docs and can be found here:

The source can be downloaded from pypi or github as usual for Salt projects:

The release notes can be found here:


Follow and fork Salt Cloud on github, like Salt itself Salt Cloud has a ton of room to grow and contributions are very welcome!

– Thomas S Hatch


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