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What are the benefits of puppet over ansible?

asked 2016-07-28 19:46:13 -0500

james224 gravatar image

updated 2016-07-30 21:03:32 -0500

Thanx in advance

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I'm not sure what you mean by 'more powerful'. Different tools have different intents and scopes. Agent based vs Agentless/ssh based, Declarative vs imperative, OS abstracted resources vs os specific commands. If you have a more specific question, we could try to answer it.

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2016-07-29 08:17:13 -0500 )edit

This is a community forum. If you want the "official" Puppet response, or version Id suggest you talk to their sales department

UBPClaw gravatar imageUBPClaw ( 2016-07-29 15:47:14 -0500 )edit

The **only** things I can think of are that it's more mature with better windows support, but I know the Ansible developers are currently putting a lot of focus on Windows support, so I might be wrong on that.

lqueryvg gravatar imagelqueryvg ( 2016-08-01 05:20:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-01 06:21:44 -0500

Emerson Prado gravatar image

They are very different tools, with different intents. Puppet is a configuration manager, while Ansible is an operation orchestrator. I think the benefits can be summed up as: if you need a configuration manager, Puppet can do it, while Ansible can't. Other than that, there's no point in comparing them.

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