Puppet vs. Chef? HELP!

asked 2018-06-18 01:33:19 -0500

dylanm gravatar image

Hi... I'm an intern for a telecommunications company. We just wanted to get a community's perspective on what people, as consumers, use puppet for? And if you are familiar with chef, which would be more beneficial? What are the pros and cons of puppet? Of chef?

Any information would be greatly appreciated as we are trying to get our heads wrapped around these softwares. Thanks in advance!

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Since this is a question forum on a puppet site, you will probably get more puppet than chef lean. However, at a fundamental level, puppet and chef 'do the same thing', agent based Configuration Management with a centralized master. Other types of CM, like Ansible, use a 'push' model where a node.

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2018-06-18 09:05:38 -0500 )edit

.. contains ansible playbooks and 'pushes' it's configuration out to different servers. Similar configuratoins can be done with Chef (Chef Solo) and Puppet (masterless puppet), but that isn't the regular way to run the tools. There is a ton of small differences between chef and puppet, but ..

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2018-06-18 09:07:05 -0500 )edit

.. we would need to know your organizations specific needs and use case to give you any additional information to help guide you.

DarylW gravatar imageDarylW ( 2018-06-18 09:07:43 -0500 )edit