Top Configuration Management Systems – Puppet vs Salt vs Ansible vs Chef

The leading configuration management systems compared: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt. My students Joona, Jori, Eero and Jarkko gave a presentation and demonstrated each system. ArcticCM provisioned and configured a couple of Linux desktops and servers, and also configured some Windows … Continue reading

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Aikataulu – Palvelinten hallinta ict4tn022-3 – 5 op, uusi OPS – loppusyksy 2017 p5

Control 10 computers. Or 100. Or 1000. Use Puppet, the tool used by US Gov (security baseline), Mozilla, Google (laptops and desktops) and Wikipedia. Just write what you want (idempotency). Control almost everything with one system (single source of truth). … Continue reading

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Salt State with Multiple SLS Files

One salt state can have multiple SLS files. Other files are included from init.sls, so you can just use folder name to run the whole multi file state.

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Preseed MySQL Server Password with Salt Stack

MySQL is the most popular multi-user database in the world. When you install MySQL Server automatically, you must set database root password without asking user to type it. On Debian and Ubuntu, you can use Preseed to answer installer (apt-get) … Continue reading

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Free SSL Certs, 50 Salt Slaves, 5 USD Raspberry Pi, Free Home Automation

Get free SSL cert for your business. Deploy and configure 50 servers to DigitalOcean. Buy RaspBerry Pi Zero for 5 USD (*actual price may vary). Automate your home. Read Ashkan’s thesis while he writes it.

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Salt Master-Minion with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – Control Your Slaves over the Internet

Would you like to control many computers (slaves, minions) from one master computer? Salt-minions connect to master to retrieve instructions. Slaves then configure themselves to the target state: they install software, make settings and start daemons.

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