During the upgrade to SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 salt stage 1 returns an error for the master_minion

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While performing the steps to update an existing SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) 3 or 4 cluster to SES 5, when executing step 9. "Run Stage 1 to create all possible roles:" as documented in the upgrade section of the SES 5 documentation, the following error is returned:

master_minion            : ['Could not find minion $minion_name. Check /srv/pillar/ceph/master_minion.sls'


Verify the minion name included in the file "/srv/pillar/ceph/master_minion.sls" matches the name exactly as returned with for example the command "salt-key -L" or "salt '*' test.ping".

If needed after updating the file "/srv/pillar/ceph/master_minion.sls" run the "salt-run state.orch ceph.stage.1" command again.


The master_minion name in the "/srv/pillar/ceph/master_minion.sls" file is incorrect.

Additional Information

For example if the "salt '*' test.ping" command displays the below for the master minion:


The name included for the master minion should show:

master_minion: ses-master01.lab.domain


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  • Document ID:7022270
  • Creation Date: 03-Nov-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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