• MakinaStates at a whole is a combination of ansible and salt aiming at operating a cluster from baremetal to projects delivery.

  • Note that makina-states do not use regular salt daemons(minion/master) to operate remotely
    but an ansible bridge that copy the pillar and use salt-call locally directly on the remote box via SSH

  • Ansible get the information from makinastates by getting the salt pillar for a particular through a custom dynamic inventory.


  • For now, you will have to use Ubuntu >= 14.04.
    Makina-States can be ported to any linux based OS, but we, here, use ubuntu server and this is the only supported system for now.
    It can be used in any flavor: lxc, docker, baremetal, kvm, etc.
Last Updated: 2017-03-15