Shaker: A Salt Minion Factory for EC2 Ubuntu Server Instances

Release v0.2.3.

Shaker is BSD-New Licensed command-line application to launch Salt minions as Amazon EC2 instances.

Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer servers in a fast and efficient way.

Running an Amazon EC2 instance as a Salt minion is fairly simple. Also tedious, if you need to launch minions often. Shaker bridges the gap between launching an EC2 instance and bootstrapping it as a Salt minion.


Shaker is usually run from the command line. To start a Salt minion, have it connect upon boot to Salt master

$ shaker --ami ami-057bcf6c --master

Started Instance: i-9175d8f4

To access: ssh
To terminate: shaker-terminate i-9175d8f4


Reference information on configuration of Shaker profiles, command-line options.

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