[nycbug-talk] SaltStack and Ansible experience?

Bill Totman billtotman at billtotman.com
Thu Jul 25 18:55:02 EDT 2013

On 7/25/13 6:49 PM, "Pete Wright" <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:

>On 07/25/13 15:43, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> While looking through the wikipedia list of configuration management
>>software[1], I noticed a few new entrants that appear to have some
>>momentum, Ansible[2] and SaltStack[3].  Both appear to have a fair
>>amount of support for the *BSDs.  Both are python based.
>> For example, looking at SaltStack's list of modules[4], I see support
>>for lots of FreeBSD features: using pkgng (like full support - upgrading
>>a package, fetching current package options, making a backup of an
>>installed package), poudriere (trigger a bulk build, list/create jails
>>and ports trees), and jails.
>> Anyone here use either of these?  Ideally I'd like something a bit
>>lighter, but SaltStack is intriguing so far.  I also need to see what
>>Puppet currently looks like, but the few BSD-centric reviews I've seen
>>of SaltStack and Ansible both note that support for at least FreeBSD is
>>better than in Puppet-land and that both projects are happy to take
>I am a pretty big fan of Ansible - and the primary dev behind it was
>also they guy responsible for cobbler and func (and worked at puppetlabs
>in a key position for a while as well).
>i've been a long time user of cobbler and func in small and *very* large
>environments and have been quite happy with the quality of code and its
>extensibility.  ansible seems to have the same DNA and community that
>was built around cobbler, so i strongly suggest giving it a serious look.
>Pete Wright
>pete at nomadlogic.org
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The May NYC*BUG was about Ansible (it was very good by way):



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