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What are some widely used config management tools, and what makes them famous?

Configuration management (CM) tools are essential tools that is used to automate the process of identifying, documenting and tracking changes in a software stack in DevOps. These are the top picks for configuration management tools:

  1. Ansible: What can be done with Ansible? With its agentless architecture, Ansible can manage server configurations, deploy applications, provision infrastructure, and even secure inter-team communications. It's also effortless to learn and use. The sky's the limit.

  2. Puppet: Another very popular configuration management tool, Puppet, is used by some of the biggest names in the tech industry, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. What I like most about Puppet are its strong community support and comprehensive documentation.

  3. Chef: If you're looking for a configuration management tool that is highly customizable and scalable, then Chef is a good choice. Chef is perfect for managing large deployments with the ability to support complex configurations.

  4. SaltStack: SaltStack is a relatively new addition to the configuration management landscape, but it has quickly become a favorite among system administrators. I like SaltStack because of its simple yet powerful syntax and ability to easily manage complex deployments.

All four of these configuration management tools have their strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, your best tool will depend on your specific needs and preferences. If you have any other configuration management tools that you like, feel free to share them.

Benjamin QoChuk, PhD

Benjamin QoChuk, PhD

Benjamin QoChuk is a Computer Science Researcher, Inventor and Author. His educational background include Bachelors at Vanderbilt University and PhD in Computer Science at Peking University.

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