Config Alternatives

    Config is described as 'SaaS tool for Configuration File Management created for Programmers, Sysadmins, and IT Managers. It is the easiest way to manage your config files across all your servers and environments'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Config for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is DCImanager. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Ansible or Salt. Other great apps like Config are Puppet (Freemium, Open Source), Chef (Free, Open Source), Foreman (Free, Open Source) and Fabric (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2021

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


    3. 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.
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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.
    8. (R)?ex - manage all your boxes from a central point - Datacenter Automation and Configuration Management
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