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    Salt Alternatives

    Salt is described as 'powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer and provision servers in a fast and efficient way' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Salt for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Ansible, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Salt are Puppet (Freemium, Open Source), Terraform (Free, Open Source), Chef (Free, Open Source) and Cobbler (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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    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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    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.
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      Puppet Data Center Automation Solution helps you save time, gain visibility into your server environment, and ensure consistency across your IT infrastructure.


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      Tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can manage existing and popular service providers as well as custom in-house solutions.
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      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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    2. Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments.


    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. 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.
    5. Foreman is an open source project that helps system administrators manage servers throughout their lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and monitoring.
    6. 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.
    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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