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View Poll Results: Configuration Management Tool of the Year
Bcfg2 5 5.32%
cdist 5 5.32%
Cfengine 5 5.32%
Chef 5 5.32%
Puppet 58 61.70%
Salt stack 5 5.32%
Spacewalk 11 11.70%
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Configuration Management Tool of the Year

What is your favorite Configuration Management Tool?

Old 12-17-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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Salt Stack is not quite like a CM system such as Puppet, Chef or CFEngine. It's a new tool with an interesting approach. Chef is good as always. But still my vote goes to Puppet. A good year with a new major release (3.0) and a new tool (Razor) among other things.
Old 12-18-2012, 07:05 AM   #3
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Cool Chef

Originally Posted by SkyEye View Post
Chef is good as always. But still my vote goes to Puppet.
Mine almost did too.
Old 12-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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I am still learning Puppet, so I think Puppet
Old 12-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #5
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does Webmin count?
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I'm trying my hands on CFEngine and would vote for it.

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+1 to Puppet .. Learning it.

OCS Inventory, should be in the list.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #9
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Salt Stack is scratching my itch quite nicely
Old 01-31-2013, 06:22 PM   #10
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My vote goes for Puppet
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CFEngine 2 was very hard to digest; although I here v3 learnt a lot from:

Puppet - is much easier, but still not trivial. And putting out Ruby everywhere is not feasible for all. Here the custom CFEngine agent looks like a better choice.

+1 Ansible gives you a nice head start and requires just proper ssh & sudo.


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