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how does puppet different from Redhat satellite?

asked 2014-04-18 12:39:08 -0600

b.jayaraman gravatar image

how does puppet look different from Redhat Satellite (which tracks down what each system is running, sync'ing with redhat channels etc)

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answered 2016-05-27 12:34:12 -0600

More information to chew on: While Satellite 6 contains a Puppet Master, it is NOT Puppet Enterprise and it only supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux nodes.

Since this question was first posted, there has been Puppet Enterprise Integration with Satellite 6 Details here: https://puppet.com/blog/puppet-enterp...

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answered 2014-04-18 20:29:33 -0600

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Puppet is a configuration management solution, where as satellite (and the pulp project) are repository management systems.

Puppet goes above what satellite/pulp does by managing files, packages, and systems. (Called the puppet trifecta)

Some people combine puppet and pulp to create their own in house 'puppet forge' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryxXF...

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That. Also, Puppet aims to be platform agnostic. Manifests can be reused on non-RHEL platforms.

ffrank gravatar imageffrank ( 2014-04-19 05:46:03 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-04-23 20:41:16 -0600

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I think it is worth mentioning that the next release of Satellite (version 6 - Red Hat announced it should be released mid-2014) will include Puppet to provide better configuration management capability. Satellite 5 can provide Provisioning, Monitoring, Auditing, Package Management, Configuration Management (basic), Remote Command capability, Repository Management (both Red Hat and others). Satellite 6 will provide all that and more.

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