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Chef is described as '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' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Chef for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Ansible, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chef are Salt, Puppet, pyinfra and Rudder.

Chef alternatives are mainly Server Management Tools but may also be Remote Desktop Tools or Software Installers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Chef.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

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    Ansible

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Python

    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.

    Architecture
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    Salt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer and provision servers in a fast and efficient way.

    Screenshot


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    Puppet

    • 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.

    Screenshot
  4. pyinfra automates infrastructure super fast at massive scale. It can be used for ad-hoc command execution, service deployment, configuration management and more.

    Pyinfra command example.
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    Rudder

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Solaris
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Raspbian

    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.

    Dashboard overview


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    Foreman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Foreman is an open source project that helps system administrators manage servers throughout their lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and monitoring.

    Screenshot
  7. 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.

    Screenshot
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    munki

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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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  9. 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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    PowerShell DSC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PowerShell Desired State Configuration is a management platform in PowerShell that enables you to manage your IT and development infrastructure with configuration as code.

    Screenshot
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