SaltStack Working Group

Meeting Date

  • TEAMS: 2021-03-09


  • Dave, Anthony, Lawrence, Lori, Nathan

Review and accept previous meeting minutes.

* Minutes OK

Agenda Items

Desired systems

  • Infrastructure has three standard "setups" adds to a "basic server setup".
    • general-use server (bare metal or virtual hosts)
    • private cloud node (bare metal hosts)
    • DFSc node (bare metal hosts)
    • dedicated services-of-things (virtual hosts)
      • odyssey database service (was co-managed with Steve W, MFCF?)

Do we still need weekly meetings (Dave)

  • one more next week then switch to alternate weeks which will have the linux then saltstack group meetings alternating.

Discussion of gitfs versus git submodules (Nathan)

  • gitfs is built-in to saltstack and does auto-pulls however versioning/commits isn't handle well
  • git submodules is good at versioning and only pulls by command however doesn't include using/pulling just a subdirectory
  • We can allow developers can use either! The production saltstack master administrator can update submodule setup "formulae" from git (noting auto-update of gitfs formulae).

SaltStack master versions (back porting of 20.04 use of PPA stable to 18.04) (Dave)

  • guideline will be that "new" os distro deployments will be setup to use the StaltStack stable ppa.
  • As new LTS releases come out we'll review this guideline.

Moving a service (ie: rebuild minion on latest LTS production release) (Nathan)

  • step 1: Inventory the minions creating what,why and who-admins documentation.
  • step 2: check/update SaltStack master to have any missing formulae.
  • step 3: demo rebuild of service host from scratch.
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