[CentOS] Spacewalk or Puppet?

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Tue Nov 3 20:13:13 UTC 2009


Dan Burkland wrote:
> Mark,
>
> What would you recommend for a larger environment then?

If I had to choose it would be puppet over spacewalk, though
I may use spacewalk for the kickstart and inventory stuff.

Note that spacewalk requires oracle(last I checked) so depending
on the size of your environment, there is that added cost.

Myself I use cfengine, manage around 400 systems with it
currently. Haven't had the time to check puppet out, heard it's
pretty neat, but cfengine does everything I need and I know it
pretty well(using it for the past 5 years) so no real incentive
to learn something new at this point.

I have my own custom kickstart setup for system installation
(again based off work that has evolved over the past 5-6
years).

nate




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