Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Mar 2007 13:44 UTC, submitted by falko
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This is a step by step tutorial on how to install the server component of Puppet (puppetmaster) on one machine, and the Puppet client (puppetd) on another. We then perform a simple test to make sure Puppet is working properly. If you're not familiar with Puppet, it's a configuration automation tool that allows you to centralize management of the various *nix flavors running on your network. Puppet supports central management of the important aspects of your systems, such as: files, packages, users, services, cron, mounts, etc."
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Priest
Member since:
2006-05-12

Sooo, you refuse to use this tool to manage *nix boxes because it does not run on Windows?

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Makes sense to me. There are very few real world environments which are pure *nix. Being able to have one tool handling all your servers is at least in theory nicer and easier than having to use two.

That being said cfengine is far from perfect and if puppet is a significant improvement it could be worth using anyway.

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Robert Escue Member since:
2005-07-08

Yes. I do not see how puppet can compare themselves to OpsWare considering OpsWare is truly multi-platform and has a GUI and puppet doesn't.

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Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

But the operating systems are different enough that I don't see a point in trying to support them using the same product.

I understand that people like to judge GPL software based on support for MS formats, but for a product that is designed for supporting *nix systems do you think you could cut it a little slack?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"OpsWare is truly multi-platform"

Really. That must be why I can't run it on my OpenBSD, NetBSD and FreeBSD boxes.
So much for being "truly" multiplatform.

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