Cfengine Alternatives

    Cfengine is described as 'Ensure compliance' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cfengine for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Ansible, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cfengine are Salt (Free, Open Source), Puppet (Freemium, Open Source), Chef (Free, Open Source) and RunDeck (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 1, 2020

    1. Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.
    2. Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer and provision servers in a fast and efficient way.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Puppet Data Center Automation Solution helps you save time, gain visibility into your server environment, and ensure consistency across your IT infrastructure.
    3. 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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    4. RunDeck is an open source automation service with a web console, command line tools and a WebAPI. It lets you easily run automation tasks across a set of nodes.
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    5. 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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    6. Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments.
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    7. munki is a set of tools that, used together with a webserver-based repository of packages and package metadata, can be used by OS X administrators to manage software installs (and in many cases removals) on OS X client machines.
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    8. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      cdist is an alternative to other configuration management systems like cfengine, bcfg2, chef and puppet. But cdist ticks differently.
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