Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

Summary

SaltStack Enterprise (SSE) uses schedules to automate job execution. It offers a variety of flexible scheduling options including one-off and recurring schedules.

In this scenario, we're going to cover creating, modifying and running a schedule.

Environment

In the background already set up for you is the following Salt Master, Salt Minions and SaltStack Enterprise (SSE) environment. We'll be using these machines throughout this tutorial.

Hostname Operating System Salt Role Version
saltmaster CentOS 7 Master/Minion 2018.3.4
saltmaster CentOS 7 SaltStack Enterprise 6.0.0
minion1 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4
minion2 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4
minion3 CentOS 7 Minion 2018.3.4

You now should have the foundational knowledge to create and manage schedules!

In this tutorial, you learned how to create and modify a schedule and finally how to perform common management operations.

Click on Next Scenario below to continue your SSE journey to learn more!

Managing Schedules

Step 1 of 4

Logging In

The first task is logging into SaltStack Enterprise (SSE). We've already built out a simple environment for you to kick the tires in. Near the middle of the screen, you will see two tabs; Terminal and Dashboard. You're probably on the Terminal tab now. Click on the Dashboard tab to bring up the SSE login page.

If you've just started the tutorial, you will see a temporary status page that says Connecting to Port 80. If so, wait 30-60 seconds for SSE to be fully-provisioned.

When the login page is displayed, input a username of root and a password of salt.

Once logged in, click Continue below to learn how to manage SSE schedules.