During the upgrade to SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 salt stage 3 returns an error for the master_role

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SUSE Enterprise Storage 5


During the upgrade from SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) 3 or 4 to SES 5 when running stage 3 as documented in the upgrade section of the online documentation with point 10. e. the following error is shown:

:~ # salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.3
firewall                 : disabled
apparmor                 : disabled
fsid                     : valid
public_network           : valid
cluster_network          : valid
cluster_interface        : valid
monitors                 : valid
mgrs                     : valid
storage                  : valid
ganesha                  : valid
time_server              : valid
master_role              : ['The master_minion does not match any minion assigned the master role']
[ERROR   ] No highstate or sls specified, no execution made
          ID: validate failed
    Function: salt.state
        Name: just.exit
      Result: False
     Comment: No highstate or sls specified, no execution made
     Started: 11:42:02.125777
    Duration: 0.681 ms

Summary for master-node01.lab.domain_master
Succeeded: 0
Failed:    1
Total states run:     1
Total run time:   0.681 ms


Make sure the "role-master" is properly assigned in the "/srv/pillar/ceph/proposals/policy.cfg" file and set to the required master node. If it was needed to add / modify the "role-master" entry, it is required to first again run "salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.2" before running stage 3 again.


No or incorrect "role-master" entry in "/srv/pillar/ceph/proposals/policy.cfg".

Additional Information

If the master node is "master-node01.lab.domain" the below is an example entry needed in the policy.cfg file:



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  • Document ID:7022271
  • Creation Date: 03-Nov-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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