I have used cfengine2 and cfengine3, and I am currently learning puppet. These are roughly equivalent functionalities, with cfengine being the grandfather of all of them (circa 1993, iirc). One thing I have found is your programming preferences could help make the decision for you. cfengine is vaguely perl-like, while puppet is ruby-based. As I recall, bcfg2 is python-based. You can get all sorts of opinons on which is better and why around the internet.
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:56 PM, shawn wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
not sure how topical this here - as i'm not looking for anything
debian specific. i'm looking at using some type of configuration
management software. i have never used any of this software before, i
just think i'm outgrowing svn and scp
i've found this wiki:
and have been comparing them. i am familiar with perl and mysql.
however, sense i don't think i would want to develop this software, it
shouldn't matter. i do need something that supports linux, bsd (and it
would be cool if i could have my two osx boxes on the system too - but
don't care as much).
i'd prefer the system have some sort of ajax, soap, xml, syslog, or
snmp v3 output (in order of preference - can ya tell how i feel about
snmp?). but, i suppose i can parse and spit out pretty much any output
if need be.
i'm not looking to pay for this (or i'd just shoot up to openview and
call it a day).
btw, if i could take lvm, zfs, and virtualbox snapshots with whatever
software i use, that would be cool too
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