The salt minion ignores the master entry in the minion configuration file

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
SUSE Enterprise Storage 5
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4


Configuring or changing the "master:" entry in the "/etc/salt/minion" configuration file does not take effect, the minion attempts to connect to a different salt master than what is configured as can be seen by looking at the "/var/log/salt/minion" log file.


Change or remove any configuration files that also have "master:" entries in the "/etc/salt/minion.d/" directory and then restart the salt-minion service.


At some point the servers were configured to connect to a different salt master and custom configuration files were created in the "/etc/salt/minion.d/" directory. Any "master:" entries specified in configuration files in this directory will override what is configured in the main salt-minion configuration file at "/etc/salt/minion".

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  • Document ID:7023641
  • Creation Date: 15-Jan-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Enterprise Storage
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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