OpenStack is an open source implementation of cloud computing, potentially at very large scale. However, it has many moving parts and is complex to operate. SaltStack appears to provide scalable and secure orchestration for OpenStack. But like all powerful solutions to complex problems, a great deal of the useful know-how has to be discovered by actual practice and hard-won experience. This session will share the inside knowledge gained through practical experience. This is not a howto install OpenStack.