Module for the management of upstart systems. The Upstart system only supports service starting, stopping and restarting.
If you feel that Salt should be using this module to manage services on a minion, and it is using a different module (or gives an error similar to 'service.start' is not available), see here.
Currently (as of Ubuntu 12.04) there is no tool available to disable Upstart services (like update-rc.d). This is the recommended way to disable an Upstart service. So we assume that all Upstart services that have not been disabled in this manner are enabled.
But this is broken because we do not check to see that the dependent services are enabled. Otherwise we would have to do something like parse the output of "initctl show-config" to determine if all service dependencies are enabled to start on boot. For example, see the "start on" condition for the lightdm service below. And this would be too hard. So we wait until the upstart developers have solved this problem. :) This is to say that an Upstart service that is enabled may not really be enabled.
Also, when an Upstart service is enabled, should the dependent services be enabled too? Probably not. But there should be a notice about this, at least.
 example upstart configuration file:
lightdm emits login-session-start emits desktop-session-start emits desktop-shutdown start on ((((filesystem and runlevel [!06]) and started dbus) and (drm-device-added card0 PRIMARY_DEVICE_FOR_DISPLAY=1 or stopped udev-fallback-graphics)) or runlevel PREVLEVEL=S) stop on runlevel 
This module should not be used on Red Hat systems. For these, the
rh_service module should be used, as it supports the hybrid upstart/sysvinit system used in RHEL/CentOS 6.
True if the specified service is available, otherwise returns
salt '*' service.available sshd
Disable the named service from starting on boot
salt '*' service.disable <service name>
Check to see if the named service is disabled to start on boot
salt '*' service.disabled <service name>
Enable the named service to start at boot
salt '*' service.enable <service name>
Check to see if the named service is enabled to start on boot
salt '*' service.enabled <service name>
Force-reload the named service
salt '*' service.force_reload <service name>
Do a full restart (stop/start) of the named service
salt '*' service.full_restart <service name>
Return all installed services
salt '*' service.get_all
Return the disabled services
salt '*' service.get_disabled
Return the enabled services
salt '*' service.get_enabled
The inverse of service.available. Returns
True if the specified service is not available, otherwise returns
salt '*' service.missing sshd
Reload the named service
salt '*' service.reload <service name>
Restart the named service
salt '*' service.restart <service name>
Start the specified service
salt '*' service.start <service name>
Return the status for a service. If the name contains globbing, a dict mapping service name to True/False values is returned.
Changed in version 2018.3.0: The service name can now be a glob (e.g.
True if running, False otherwise dict: Maps service name to True if running, False otherwise
salt '*' service.status <service name> [service signature]
Stop the specified service
salt '*' service.stop <service name>
© 2019 SaltStack.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.