/etc/hosts file can be managed to contain definitions for specific hosts:
salt-master: host.present: - ip: 192.168.0.42
Or using the
names directive, you can put several names for the same IP.
(Do not try one name with space-separated values).
server1: host.present: - ip: 192.168.0.42 - names: - server1 - florida
host.present does not cause an
update to remove the old entry.
server1: host.present: - ip: - 192.168.0.42 - 192.168.0.43 - 192.168.0.44 - names: - server1
You can replace all existing names for a particular IP address:
127.0.1.1: host.only: - hostnames: - foo.example.com - foo
Or delete all existing names for an address:
203.0.113.25: host.only: - hostnames: 
Ensure that the named host is absent
Ensure that only the given hostnames are associated with the given IP address.
Ensures that the named host is present with the given ip