[nycbug-talk] SaltStack and Ansible experience?

James Marcus marcus.james at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 18:58:27 EDT 2013

I'm a giant Ansible fan, but I only use it with Linux.

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Pete Wright 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 patches.
> 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.
> -p
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