Ansible: the Puppet outsider!
It’s been a while now that I’ve heard of Ansible but I only started playing with a week ago. You may certainly know that I’m a Puppet lover, but this solution is more powerful than Puppet in my opinion.
So I started to migrate my personal Puppet to Ansible just to play with. Here are the pros:
- No client needed on the clients, only SSH!
- It’s written in Python
- By default a lot of modules
- Not only a configuration management tool, it’s an orchestrator too!
- Can handle scenario
- Easy YAML language!
For the cons:
- Not enough community yet, but growing very fast
- Not as much modules as Puppet now
And this is enough for me to switch! I also already heard of SaltStack which is an outsider too, but it’s unfortunately not agentless and as far as I know (not verified) you can’t create scenarios.
To conclude, test Ansible, it’s awesome!