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Configure Custom Salt Grains and Node Groups

When Salt manages large swathes of infrastructure, we need to be able to target exactly which servers we want to communicate with. This can be done via grains, which contain information about our underlying system — but we can also add grains information ourselves. We can additionally configure custom node groups using existing targeting methods to quickly reference common groups of nodes.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon May 21, 2021

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  1. Challenge

    Configure Custom Grains

    Add custom grains files to each provided server, based on the information in the instructions.

  2. Challenge

    Configure Node Groups

    Configure a node group for each feature grain referenced.

  3. Challenge

    Test Each Node Group

    Ensure everything is working by running against each node group.

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