Software Configuration Management and Security for vRealize Automation

vRealize Automation SaltStack Config is a powerful software configuration management component available in vRealize Automation. Easily define optimized, secure software states and enforce them across your entire environment—virtualized, hybrid or public cloud—with flexible, intuitive configuration automation. Enact change immediately across your environment with powerful, scalable remote execution.

vRealize Automation SaltStack Config Overview

Learn how SaltStack Config delivers powerful software configuration automation in vRealize Automation.

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Enforce Infrastructure Security and Compliance with vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps

Learn how vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps helps you build and maintain secure, compliant infrastructure.

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Benefits of Configuration Automation with vRealize Automation SaltStack Config

Gain Efficiency

Automate redundant configuration tasks and free up scarce human resources for high-value initiatives.

Accelerate Delivery

Enact change immediately at massive scale across your entire IT footprint.

Enforce Security

Detect and remediate issues quickly while building secure, compliant systems with CIS-certified content.

Use Cases for vRealize Automation SaltStack Config

Modernize IT

Deploy and Configure Anywhere

  • Easily deploy across virtualized, hybrid, and public cloud environments.
  • Create simple, human-readable infrastructure-as-code to provision and configure systems and software anywhere in your environment.
  • Configure and control all of your operating systems with abstracted management for Linux, Windows, MacOS, and Unix.
  • Automatically enforce desired state across your entire IT footprint.

Accelerate Cloud Evolution

Maintain and Secure Your Infrastructure

  • Manage virtual, public, and private cloud VMs with powerful automation and orchestration.
  • Control your entire data center with flexible agent, agentless, and API-based management options.
  • Keep critical software up to date and protected from vulnerabilities with event-driven updates.
  • Audit and understand the configuration state of your entire ecosystem quickly and easily.
  • Define compliant states with pre-built CIS and DISA STIGs content and enforce them with automation.
Assure Developer Productivity

Build Self-Healing Systems

  • Leverage the Salt event-driven automation engine to define the state of a system and auto-remediate as soon as drift occurs.
  • Create fully automated or semi-autonomous workflows that can notify administrators via third-party integrations or even create ITSM tickets when systems need attention.
  • Perform advanced patching and maintenance with event-driven orchestration.
  • Enact change immediately across your entire fleet with fast, scalable remote execution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is vRealize Automation SaltStack Config the same as the former SaltStack commercial offering, SaltStack Enterprise?

Yes, in terms of features and capabilities. The difference is that SaltStack Config is a component of vRealize Automation, allowing it to be deployed and managed as part of vRealize Automation and seamlessly integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation.

Is vRealize Automation SaltStack Config based on the Salt Project?

Yes. Salt is an open source automation software maintained by the Salt Project community. vRealize Automation SaltStack Config brings the power and innovation of Salt into vRealize Automation with additional enterprise-grade features and support.

How does vRealize Automation SaltStack Config strengthen the power of vRealize Automation?

SaltStack Config provides configuration management, software automation and orchestration, and Day 2 management automation for vRealize Automation. Get the datasheet to learn more.

Does vRealize Automation support integrations with third-party configuration management tools?

Yes. vRealize Automation SaltStack Config brings native configuration management and automation to vRealize Automation. However, we are committed to providing choice to our customers and will continue to support and improve integrations with third-party and open-source tools such as Ansible and Puppet.

How can I get access to vRealize Automation SaltStack Config?

vRealize Automation SaltStack Config is only available as a component of vRealize Automation. It is available to all vRealize Automation 8.x customers as part of vRealize Automation Standard Plus, Advanced, and Enterprise editions. vRealize Automation 8.x customers may download SaltStack Config from their MyVMware portal or submit a non-technical support ticket to get access to the component.

What is vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps and is it included in vRealize Automation?

vRealize Automation SaltStack SecOps is the vulnerability and compliance management component to vRealize Automation. It is available for license as a separate add-on component for vRealize Automation SaltStack Config and is not included out of the box with any edition of vRealize Automation. Get the datasheet to learn more.