best configuration management tool for FreeBSD?
matt at soliddataservices.com
Tue Apr 15 22:49:11 UTC 2014
This isn't really an answer to your question, but I had about the same
amount of systems and went down the same path, and ended up feeling like
putting a layer over the management of the systems got me disconnected
from the systems themselves. I went back to building a centralized
infrastructure connected to a MySQL database that let me perform
specific tasks to all the systems... For instance, my perl script
indexes out of date installed ports nightly, writes them to a MySQL
database, and then I can set certain hosts and ports to update, etc. It
was a bit more work but I know exactly what is going on at all times,
whereas when I used puppet, I felt a little removed which I didn't like.
Just thought I'd share my experience.
On 4/15/2014 3:38 PM, Michael Sierchio wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Aleksandr Miroslav
> <alexmiroslav at gmail.com>wrote:
>> What is the best configuration management tool for FreeBSD? We make
>> heavy use of installing things from ports, so any tool that
>> understands how to install upgrade stuff from ports would be great.
> Lots of people use Chef, lots of people use Puppet, lots of people use
> CFEngine3, etc.
> I tend to prefer those in the opposite order in which I've enumerated them.
> Some people use bcfg2, also, I might add ;-)
> The best is the one you will actually use.
> - M
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