The cache roster provides a flexible interface to the Salt Masters' minion cache
to access regular minions over
grains, pillar, mine data matching
roster_order per config key
default order changed to industry-wide best practices
CIDR range selection
This roster supports all matching and targeting of the Salt Master. The matching will be done using only the Salt Master's cache.
The roster's composition can be configured using
roster_order you can define any roster key and fill it with a parameter
overriding the one in
You can define lists of parameters as well, the first result from the list will become the value.
# default roster_order:
- ipv6-private # IPv6 addresses in private ranges
- ipv6-global # IPv6 addresses in global ranges
- ipv4-private # IPv4 addresses in private ranges
- ipv4-public # IPv4 addresses in public ranges
- ipv4-local # loopback addresses
This is the default
It prefers IPv6 over IPv4 addresses and private addresses over public ones.
The relevant data will be fetched from the cache in-order, and the first match will fill the
Other address selection parameters are also possible:
Several cached libraries can be selected using the
library: `` prefix, followed by the library key.
This can be referenced using the same ``: syntax as e.g.
Lists of references are also supported during the lookup, as are Salt SDB URLs.
This should be especially useful for the other roster keys:
password: sdb://vault/ssh_pass # Salt SDB URLs are also supported
targets(tgt, tgt_type='glob', **kwargs)¶
Return the targets from the Salt Masters' minion cache. All targets and matchers are supported.
The resulting roster can be configured using