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Puppet Alternatives

Puppet is described as 'Data Center Automation Solution helps you save time, gain visibility into your server environment, and ensure consistency across your IT infrastructure' and is a popular app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Puppet for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, 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 Puppet are Chef, Cobbler, pyinfra and Rudder.

Puppet alternatives are mainly Server Management Tools but may also be Remote Desktop Tools or Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Puppet.
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

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  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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    DCImanager vs Puppet opinions
    Almost everyone thinks DCImanager is a great alternative to Puppet.
    avasiri81

    It allows admin to have flexible control over all resources, receive notifications about important events, track the history of changes, and assign different permissions.

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    shelehovchanin

    This platform is being constantly updating, they release new features regularly and take into account user request for features

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    jwassen

    The price is very competitive for all the features they already have!

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    irinadyadkina

    It provides everything we need as a provider: network monitoring, equipment preparation, alerts

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    brontersmrg

    Perfect DCIM solution for a good price (unlike other enterprise-level solutions). Has everything that DCIM solution should have: inventory, monitoring, networks, DC map, power management, etc.

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    oleglwaray8

    Performance, stability, remote access via IPMI and PDU

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    Irina_Cleo

    User interface, API integrations

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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.

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    Ansible vs Puppet opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ansible is a great alternative to Puppet.
    brontersmrg

    I can hardly say that Puppet and Ansible should be in the same DCIM category.

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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.

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    Salt vs Puppet opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Salt is a great alternative to Puppet.

    Scalability, Performance, Features and Flexibility (DSL, RPC framework, Event Reactor etc.)

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    Chef

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Most users think Chef is a great alternative to Puppet.
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    Cobbler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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    Cfengine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.

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