Using Salt Cloud

These instructions assume that you have already configured a Salt Master node in your cloud environment.


Salt-cloud is installed with SaltStack. Please refer to the Salt Cloud installation instructions.


Copy etc/salt to /etc/salt of the Salt Master.

Edit /etc/salt/cloud.providers.d/cloud_provider.conf and set the variables that the template requires.

You should now be able to list providers:

$ sudo salt-cloud --list-providers
[INFO    ] salt-cloud starting

Launch one instance

You can now launch one instance named test with the profile named ubuntu.

$ sudo salt-cloud -p ubuntu test

Using map files

On the Salt Master -

Creating the instances

$ sudo salt-cloud -m map/ -P

Deleting the instances

$ sudo salt-cloud -m map/ -d

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