Re: configuration management
- To: debian-user <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: configuration management
- From: shawn wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 23:15:15 -0400
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thanks for the replies. replying to Karl's message so that it goes
into the list archive.
so, my thoughts so far:
wikipedia needs updating on this front.
cdist looks pretty simple - i think i could have it up for what i'm
using in a matter of minutes.
cfengine looks pretty old school and it probably does what it does
very well. it seems to have the best documentation and is probably
most widely used.
puppet seems to have decent documentation as well and doesn't seem
that hard to get started with (think i'll probably start with that).
bcfg2..... i just don't know what to think of this. might be cool, it
just doesn't look mature or that it has a niche or anything...
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM, Karl Vogel <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 6 May 2011 19:56:01 -0400,
>>> shawn wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> S> i'm looking at using some type of configuration management software. i
> S> have never used any of this software before, i just think i'm outgrowing
> S> svn and scp :)
> I'd start with the simplest thing that's also close to what you're already
> using, so you spend less time fixing the tool and more time using it.
> Try "cdist".
> Karl Vogel I don't speak for the USAF or my company
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