Yesterday, I delivered a #Vagrant
file and a base-box based on freebsd-8.4 with pkgng and salt installed to bring up an entire local duplicate of http://insightcruises.com
… including the "brochure" site, the booking app, and the intranet "admin" app. It was my first experience at using salt to completely bring a system up from bare metal… and I got a lot of great help from the #salt
channel. Captain Neil is very happy.
Next step: saltify his entire cloud of servers, so we can maintain them centrally and bring up additional machines at will to handle more load.