Use the "reclass" database as a Pillar source
ext_pillar plugin provides access to the reclass database, such
that Pillar data for a specific minion are fetched using reclass.
You can find more information about reclass at http://reclass.pantsfullofunix.net.
To use the plugin, add it to the
ext_pillar list in the Salt master config
and tell reclass by way of a few options how and where to find the
ext_pillar: - reclass: storage_type: yaml_fs inventory_base_uri: /srv/salt
This would cause reclass to read the inventory from YAML files in
If you are also using reclass as
master_tops plugin, and you want to
avoid having to specify the same information for both, use YAML anchors (take
note of the differing data types for
reclass: &reclass storage_type: yaml_fs inventory_base_uri: /srv/salt reclass_source_path: ~/code/reclass ext_pillar: - reclass: *reclass master_tops: reclass: *reclass
If you want to run reclass from source, rather than installing it, you can
either let the master know via the
PYTHONPATH environment variable, or by
setting the configuration option, like in the example above.
ext_pillar(minion_id, pillar, **kwargs)¶
Obtain the Pillar data from reclass for the given