SaltStack is an open source configuration management and remote execution application.

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Prompt before running a salt stack command

We usually use the cmd.run module to execute a bunch of commands on salt minions via a single master. The commands look something like this - sudo salt -C '*.prod1.location.com and ( ...
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How to use saltstack to manage different config file for different minions?

I have two minions with httpd server managed under saltstack. VirtualHost based on ports need to be configured for them separately. So /etc/httpd/conf.d/httpd-vhost.conf is watched like this: httpd: ...
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SaltStack: pip install only when git checkout changes

I'm working on a salt state to deploy a python app. It's mostly working. One issue I have is that pip install run every time the salt minion runs. I only want it to run when there is a new commit in ...
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blockreplace marker_start marker_end pattern?

Is there a way to use a pattern for marker_start and marker_end in file.blockreplace? For example I would like to use the first empty or blank line after marker_start as the marker_end. I have an ...
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Ignoring “not unmountable” mounts in Saltstack

I have a mount looking as follows: /media/<UUID>: mount.mounted: - device: HOST:/media/<UUID> - fstype: nfs - opts: noauto - mkmnt: True Whenever I do a salt 'host' ...
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Order of command execution when using file.append and file.managed with salt states

I am managing the main.cf config file in my postfix sls. If the same minion has also assigned the amavis state, the line content_filter = smtp-amavis:[127.0.0.1]:10024should be appended to the managed ...
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How do I make cmd.run answer a prompt in salt-stack?

I've got a salt script that is being executed with state.sls like this: salt '*' state.sls foo.bar In my script I've got this: foo-bar: cmd.run: - php foo.php bar --delete - cwd: ...
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can't get saltstack to work with influxdb module

please bear with me; new to salt. i just want to get influxdb deployed and configured automagically with saltstack. i have: $ cat /srv/salt/influx.sls influxdb: pkg.installed: - sources: ...
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generating ssh-keys for a non root user with salt

I need to generate ssh-keys(public/private pair) for a user say helen. This user is already in all my salt minions. How do I generate ssh keys for this user from my salt master? For root user I ...
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Unable to run salt.highstate

I'm working on configuring a group of 40 servers to be managed by SaltStack. I'm testing with just one minion at the moment, which I have successfully added to the master. For simplicity, I'm using ...
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Authentication of saltmaster against salt minions

I am just getting started with salt and I am wondering how the saltmaster is being authenticated against the clients. I know that when connecting a minion the master has to accept the public key of ...
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saltstack configuration “No Top file or external nodes data matches found”

A very similar version of this question is asked here , but it's completely different since the person had their top file in the wrong directory. I have 3 projects, that I'll call project1, ...
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Saltstack load pillar in a for loop

I'm developing a automatic proftpd installation whit Salt. I won't to get the ftp users from a template but I can't get work the pillar. I initialized the pillar whit the users data and call it into a ...
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salt-stack : No Top file or external nodes data matches found

To test salt-stack I would like to copy a config file to another distant one (I am testing master and minion in localhost) /etc/salt/minion : master: 127.0.0.1 file_roots: base: - ...
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Error when launching salt-master

I have this error when I execute : salt-master : # salt-master [ERROR ] Failed to read the virtual function for module: apt Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How do I check output of salt command that runs in background?

I've got a salt script written by someone else that is executing a bunch of commands. It runs for a very long time. My connection to the machine that runs it broke, but it is still running. How do I ...
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salt-stack : Using multiple grain files

How can I use multiple grain files and organise them in directories : # pwd /etc/salt This is just an example: etc └── salt └── minion    ├── minion     ├── grains_1    ├── ...
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How can I specify an environment for salt's top.sls file from Vagrant?

I want to use Vagrant to deploy a range of boxes with salt. I've looked through all the available Vagrant salt options available in salty-vagrant (now built in) and I can't see any that would let me ...
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Salt-Stack copy file python API from salt master to specific minion

I am using CentOS6.5. I can successfully copy a file from master to a minion with id=minionId by running the following command on the master: salt minionId cp.get_file salt://fileInMaster.txt ...
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What is a sane way to deal with changed configuration files and/or ABI breakages after package updates while using a CM software?

First of all: Full disclosure, I asked the same thing on the Salt ML but thus far the response rate has been zero. Also, gathering a broader spectrum of opinions and experiences never hurts. So I hope ...
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Deploying Virtual Machines Using Salt and Salt-Virt on Ubuntu Server

I am using Salt to provision machines, both physical and virtual, for my company. It would be really nice if I could also use Salt (Salt-Virt) to manage the various virtual machines running on my ...
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SaltStack returning too much detail

Whenever I run salt '*' state.highstate, Salt outputs each module using the following format: service_|-zabbix_server_|-zabbix-server-mysql_|-running: ---------- __run_num__: 17 ...
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Can we add post commands with the salt network module?

I'd like to add post-up and post-down commands to my network interfaces. Can salt.states.network do that ? If not what would be the best way to add them using salt knowing that I can't simply add ...
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How to access data from mysql-formula pillar?

I'm trying to use mysql-formula, using it's pillar to set up a database and a user. But, I'd like to use the configured password elsewhere, and I haven't figured out how to do that. Any help ...
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How to install nodejs and npm packages with salt on debian

I'm struggling to install a recent nodejs version and npm packages using salt on debian. Here is my salt state: nodejs-deps: pkg.installed: - names: - g++ - curl - libssl-dev ...
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saltstack: how to re-push a key from a salt-minion to a salt-master?

The short version: How to get test.ping to work, after keys are -Added? And how to re-push a key if you -Deleted it from the master? The long version: Steps to reproduce: on two RPIs install the ...
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how to query postgresql database via salt

I need to run a query on a postgresql database in a module I'm writing for Salt. It won't do much, just query a table for a value to determine what version of the software is installed. The docs have ...
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what could be causing a 30 second delay while issuing commands through salt using PAM auth?

On my salt-master, I have pam auth enabled: external_auth: pam: salt: - .* - '@runner' - '@wheel' when I run a salt command on the master, with -a pam, there is a 30 second ...
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using grain data in a custom salt stack grain

I would like to write what is effectively a "virtual grain" that determines some value based on the value of other grains, using a custom grain. Specifically, I want to provide a grain values, env, ...
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salt stack: use state jinja variables in template

What I'd like to do is generate multiple configuration files for each openvpn user. I have the IP address and additional configuration in pillar. For example: openvpn: - user1: ip: 1.2.3.4 ...
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How to enable swap with salt stack?

How can I create and enable permanent 1GB swap file with salt stack that will work after reboot? salt.states.mount.swap does not allow to define swap size. Furthermore I need to define swappiness. ...
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How would one restart a service only if it is already running, using SaltStack?

Say I have a service on several servers, controled in a cluster way (heartbeat), disable (on startup) because I want it to run only on the active node: haproxy: service.disabled: [] I want to be ...
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Minion management from salt server

I have done salt server set up on ( ubuntu 12.04)and minion(windows server 2008 r2) as per http://salt.readthedocs.org/ , Now i want to copy a folder includes .Exe files on it to minion in specific ...
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Basic Salt File server commands not working

I have a salt master and just one salt minion with the Id saltMinion2. I installed the rpm salt-master-2014.1.10-4.el6.noarch on the master and salt-minion-2014.1.10-4.el6.noarch on the minion and ...
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Simple web tool for viewing log

I'm developing a server deployment script that installs a bunch of stuff and generates a log in the process. I'd like users of the script to be able to view what's happening, on a web page, in real ...
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How do I list IP addresses where minions connect from?

Some minions are behind NAT and I'd like to get their public IP address as seen from master (for firewall purposes). There is external_ip grain but AFAIK it depends on third party service and ...
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Cannot run SaltStack master on FreeBSD 10

I want to install SaltStack in a brand new FreeBSD 10 machine. I am following the official documentation: http://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/topics/installation/freebsd.html But when I try to launch ...
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SaltStack targeting minions with *

I am using SaltStack on my linux boxes and want to define nodegroups. I know about compound matching and minion lists, etc. This is what I need, and it works this way, but that's hard to maintain ...
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Saltstack iterate through second level pillar data

I might be missing something or this might just be the wrong way to layout pillar data. I want to iterate through the second level of pillar data. Pillar example: repo: Option1: ...
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Delay execution of command until after something else has run

I am trying to write a deploy script with salt. It mostly works. I have to run highstate a couple of times for it work all the way. My biggest issue is working through how to execute commands one ...
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Salt-cloud docker state, handle volumes

I'm using dockerio salt state to startup docker containers on a salt minion. Trying to mount volumes into my container is failing. Container is starting but volumes are not bound. What am I missing? ...
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SaltStack minions require restart after replacing master

I'm using SaltStack to manage several servers on EC2, including both Linux and MS-Windows installations. The master server is deployable in its entirety (using cloud-init) and when I change the ...
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Salt state.highstate shows changes in mode over and over

I have four files in one of my sls files that salt keeps showing as the mode changing everytime I issue a sate.highstate. I'll issue the command over and over and everytime, the same four files show ...
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why does my use of the saltstack apache-formula fail to set the 'id' variable

why does my use of the saltstack apache-formula fail to set the 'id' variable ? my code is as fallows ? apache: sites: changed.com: template_file: ...
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Outputting salt-mine data into template

Can anyone spot my error here. I have the following in the minion config: mine_functions: network.interfaces: [] I expect the following to return the IP of all minions: {% for ip in ...
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Saltstack grains error in template file

Using {{ grains['host'] }} in a managed file returns the following error: Function: file.managed Result: False Comment: Unable to manage file: Jinja variable dict object has no element ...
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hostname of minion in salt command

I'm fairly new to salt so it's possible that I just missed something, but I can't figure this out. I am using salt as a command execution tool (no config management so far). I couldn't find a way to ...
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Salt Returners Returning to Master

I have several servers setup with salt, I've been using the sqlite3 returner to record all my actions. This work fine, but rows only get inserted on each minions local database. How can I accumulate ...
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Can I administer Amazon RDS instances with, Chef? Salt? Puppet? Ansible?

On the face of it, it looks like I need to be able to install some software daemons on the target nodes for these things to work. If I can't do that (e.g. an Amazon RDS instance), what are my options? ...
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Run command on Salt master before minion highstate

Is there a way to run a command (or state) on the salt-master whenever salt 'myminion' state.highstate is run, but before the minion's highstate is executed? The command is svn update or ...