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Free Preview: Puppet vs. Chef: Comparing Configuration Management Systems



Configuration management and automation are strategies that every systems administrator should know when managing more than a handful of servers. They are also very handy for developers who have to manage infrastructure but prefer to write code to specify an environment, rather than typing configuration commands by hand.

In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Markus Mühlberger is going to compare two of the most popular configuration management systems, Puppet and Chef. You'll learn how to use both Puppet and Chef to create reproducible Rails application servers. By completing this task using both technologies, you'll see the strengths and weaknesses of each one.