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Refactor a Salt Formula to Use Pillar

Pillar lets us store secure data we can then assign to our minions. Often, this is role-based data, but we can store operating-system based variable mapping within our pillar, as well. In this lab, we'll take an existing Apache formula and refactor it so all variable parameters are stored in pillar.

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

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Review the Formula

    Review the provided Apache formula.

  2. Challenge

    Rewrite the Formula

    Refactor the formula to eliminate the map.jinja file and pull all templating and variables into pillar.

  3. Challenge

    Test the Formula

    Test the formula by running it against the provided web-* servers.

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