Pillar data can be used when targeting minions. This allows for ultimate control and flexibility when targeting minions.
salt -I 'somekey:specialvalue' test.ping
Like with Grains, it is possible to use globbing
as well as match nested values in Pillar, by adding colons for each level that
is being traversed. The below example would match minions with a pillar named
foo, which is a dict containing a key
bar, with a value beginning with
salt -I 'foo:bar:baz*' test.ping