RunDeck Alternatives

    RunDeck is described as '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' and is a Server Management Tool in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to RunDeck for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Salt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RunDeck are Chef (Free, Open Source), pyinfra (Free, Open Source), Cobbler (Free, Open Source) and Fabric (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 23, 2021

    1. 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 RunDeck opinions
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      RunDeck is a job scheduler
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. 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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    3. pyinfra automates infrastructure super fast at massive scale. It can be used for ad-hoc command execution, service deployment, configuration management and more.
    4. Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments.
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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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      Fabric is used to write local scripts to automate recurring development tasks.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    6. Airflow is a platform to programmaticaly author, schedule and monitor data pipelines.
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    7. Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs.
      Ansible vs RunDeck opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Ansible is still a legitimate alternative to RunDeck, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Rundeck (by the looks of things) is for execution of generic processes. Ansible is for configuration management, continuous deployment and Infrastructure as code
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      The programs server totally different purposes.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      Isn't an automation server, but configuration management.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Rundeck is to execute generic processes, and has a website interface built in
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      Ansible isn't a server with schedulers, etc.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Ensure compliance Define the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies. Automate Automatically roll out updates and changes to every node in your infrastructure, whether you have 50 or 50,000 nodes.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      cdist is an alternative to other configuration management systems like cfengine, bcfg2, chef and puppet. But cdist ticks differently.
    8. StackStorm is a powerful open-source automation platform that wires together all of your apps, services and workflows. It’s extendable, flexible, and built with love for DevOps and ChatOps.
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      StackStorm vs RunDeck opinions
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      cyberkov Gives a lot more flexibility on running remote jobs. Only serverlist aren't covered.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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