Comment 1JB Re: Puppet


smxi Makes Setting Up Debian a Breeze


Puppet (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-12 15:15 (#1H9)

Does anyone here use something like puppet ( to manage bulk configurations? Sounds like a similar idea but much more built out for use in an administrator's toolbox.

Re: Puppet (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-13 15:29 (#1JB)

Puppet isnt anywhere close to the same thing as smxi.. Puppet is for managing configurations of multiple systems, and keeping everything in line. Once you get more than a handful of systems, whether desktops or servers, the only way to effectively manage them is with tools, whether that be with Puppet, or something like active directory group policy in the MS world. So with Puppet or other configuration managers, you would create "recipes" that would define the configuration for a specific class of your machines. Then either push that configuration out to them, or have an agent on the remote machines that would poll your server to see if there are changes to apply.

SMXI is simply a script to manage things (installing kernels, specific software, upgrades, video drivers) on a single desktop.

They are NOT comparable at all..

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