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Provide a mechanism to apply configuration to groups

Currently, if any deviation in configuration is required to distinguish values between groups, a user.toml file is required, or updating the default.toml file. In the case of not wanting to update everything, but needing to apply values to specific groups of machines, this becomes a machine by machine process.

We would like to see a mechanism that allows a group.toml file, or another configuration override mechanism to apply these values to services within a group of machines in a single operation.

  • Scott Vidmar
  • Mar 4 2020
  • Already Possible
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