/etc/hosts file can be managed to contain definitions for specific hosts:
salt-master: host.present: - ip: 192.168.0.42
Or using the
names directive, you can put several names for the same IP.
(Do not try one name with space-separated values).
server1: host.present: - ip: 192.168.0.42 - names: - server1 - florida
host.present does not cause an
update to remove the old entry.
server1: host.present: - ip: - 192.168.0.42 - 192.168.0.43 - 192.168.0.44 - names: - server1
You can replace all existing names for a particular IP address:
127.0.1.1: host.only: - hostnames: - foo.example.com - foo
Or delete all existing names for an address:
203.0.113.25: host.only: - hostnames: 
Ensure that the named host is absent
Ensure that only the given hostnames are associated with the given IP address.
New in version 2016.3.0.
present(name, ip, clean=False)¶
Ensures that the named host is present with the given ip
Remove any entries which don't match those configured in the
New in version 2018.3.4.