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    Ansible Alternatives

    Ansible is described as 'radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs' and is a popular app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ansible for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Puppet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ansible are DCImanager, Salt, Chef and pyinfra.

    Ansible is mainly a Server Management Tool but alternatives to it may also be Virtualization Tools or Disaster Recovery Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ansible.
    This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application...
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      Puppet Data Center Automation Solution helps you save time, gain visibility into your server environment, and ensure consistency across your IT infrastructure.
      Almost everyone thinks Puppet is a great alternative to Ansible.
    1. DCImanager is a platform for managing physical equipment, which helps to optimize the use of computing power, improve the efficiency of the IT department, and flexibly transform the infrastructure according to business tasks.
      DCImanager vs Ansible opinions
      Some users think DCImanager is a great alternative to Ansible, some don't.
      davidparv1 With the release of the new version of DCImanager usability has increased many times, including for end-users. Theu now perform simple operations independently.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      vladsmarrr It eatures great reinstallation and rescue functionality and custom OS templates can be created without much hassle.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer and provision servers in a fast and efficient way.
      Salt vs Ansible opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Salt is a great alternative to Ansible.
      psi4ick Saltstack is stateful and supports features allowing to manage thousands of systems simulataneously
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Chef is an open source systems integration framework built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure. You write source code to describe how you want each part of your infrastructure to be built, then apply those descriptions to your servers.
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      Chef vs Ansible opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Chef is a great alternative to Ansible.
      Jenkins and the other platforms listed are more build tools rather than a server configuration tool.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. pyinfra automates infrastructure super fast at massive scale. It can be used for ad-hoc command execution, service deployment, configuration management and more.
      pyinfra vs Ansible opinions
      Almost everyone thinks pyinfra is a great alternative to Ansible.
      Usable without a PhD in a couple of minutes.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      benpro KISS spirit, very powerful and easy to learn.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Fizzadar More powerful (Python configured), faster, better debugging.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can manage existing and popular service providers as well as custom in-house solutions.
      Terraform vs Ansible opinions
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      waisbrot Terraform is primarilly for creating infrastructure and Ansible is primarilly for configuring machines. Both offer tools in the other's domain and both offerings are disappointing there. I've been fairly happy using Terraform to create VMs and then trigger Ansible to configure them.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Terraform is for provisioning cloud devices, and Ansible is for bare-metal automation.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    3. Fabric is a Python library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks.
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      Fabric vs Ansible opinions
      Most users think Fabric is a great alternative to Ansible.
      2xM Only requires SSH and if you're familiar to Python and the command line, you know everything to start automation of administrative tasks on remote hosts.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments.
    5. Rudder is an easy to use, web-driven, role-based solution for Continuous Automation and Compliance. Well established in companies from small to biggest-in-their-field. The biggest known deployment (2016) is about 7000 nodes.
    6. Foreman is an open source project that helps system administrators manage servers throughout their lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and monitoring.
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