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 salt.example.com:
$ shaker --ami ami-057bcf6c --master salt.example.com Started Instance: i-9175d8f4 To access: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org To terminate: shaker-terminate i-9175d8f4