The return data from the Highstate command is a standard data structure which is parsed by the highstate outputter to deliver a clean and readable set of information about the HighState run on minions.
Two configurations can be set to modify the highstate outputter. These values
can be set in the master config to change the output of the
salt command or
set in the minion config to change the output of the
The highstate outputter has five output modes,
full, which will display many lines of detailed information for each executed chunk.
terseis used, then the output is greatly simplified and shown in only one line.
mixedis used, then terse output will be used unless a state failed, in which case full output will be used.
changesis used, then terse output will be used if there was no error and no changes, otherwise full output will be used.
filteris used, then either or both of two different filters can be used:
terse. These can be set as such from the command line, or in the Salt config as state_output_exclude or state_output_terse, respectively. The values to exclude must be a comma-separated list of True, False and/or None. Because of parsing nuances, if only one of these is used, it must still contain a comma. For instance: exclude=True,.
myminion: ---------- ID: test.ping Function: module.run Result: True Comment: Module function test.ping executed Changes: ---------- ret: True Summary for myminion ------------ Succeeded: 1 Failed: 0 ------------ Total: 0
The HighState Outputter is only meant to be used with the state.highstate function, or a function that returns highstate return data.