SaltStack is an open-source configuration management and remote execution engine. It remotely executes commands across all machines. It is a python based software. Thomas S Hatch is the creator and the principal architect of SaltStack. SaltStack uses the ZeroMQ messaging library to process high-speed requirements for all networking layers. Salt is simple, scalable and fast. This tutorial will explore the basic principles of SaltStack, SaltStack setup, Minion file system and then walk through with remote execution steps, configuration management, cloud management, Python API operations and finally conclude with a complete working example.