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Salt Cookbook by Anirban Saha

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Understanding and writing the top file

In this recipe, we will understand and learn how to write the top file, the file which determines how the states are applied to the nodes or minions in Salt. We will apply the state that we configured in the previous recipe to minions.

How to do it...

The state configured in the previous recipe will now be applied to minions in the development environment.

  1. Create a file named top.sls in the base directory of the development environment:
    [root@salt-master ~]# touch \
    /opt/salt-cookbook/development/top.sls
    
  2. Edit the /opt/salt-cookbook/development/top.sls file and add the following contents:
    development:
      '*':
        - user
      'salt-minion':
        - match: list
        - hostconfig

How it works...

The top.sls file in Salt determines which ...

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