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"Ansible provides great reliability when coupled with a versioning system (git). It helps providing predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production."

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"The most valuable feature is the impact analysis."

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"Accessibility. Ansible uses a CLI by default. Those accustomed to it can find their way and adopt the YAML files easily over time. But, some users are more comfortable using UIs..."

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"The native UI should be simplified because it is outdated and a little bit over-complicated."

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"This is a really good tool for the money."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the impact analysis.
Top Answer: The native UI should be simplified because it is outdated and a little bit over-complicated. The CMS UI is quite good, but it's an add-on. Using the containerized version should not depend on the… more »
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3rd
Views
35,336
Comparisons
27,754
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
428
Rating
9.3
13th
Views
433
Comparisons
270
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
600
Rating
9.0
Popular Comparisons
Compared 20% of the time.
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Compared 8% of the time.
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Also Known As
HPE CMS, HPE Configuration Management, Micro Focus Configuration Management
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Overview
Ansible is the simplest way to deploy your applications. It gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system.

Micro Focus' Configuration Management System is a comprehensive set of CMDB tools collects, stores, manages, updates, and presents data about software and infrastructure services configuration so you can lower costs and mitigate risk.

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Sample Customers
HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBankTech Mahindra, NNIT, ASIC
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise73%
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Ansible is ranked 3rd in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while Micro Focus ZENworks Configuration Management is ranked 13th in Configuration Management with 1 review. Ansible is rated 9.0, while Micro Focus ZENworks Configuration Management is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Provides predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus ZENworks Configuration Management writes "Helpful impact analysis and the discovery capability is quite good". Ansible is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and UrbanCode Deploy, whereas Micro Focus ZENworks Configuration Management is most compared with SCCM, BMC TrueSight Server Automation, HashiCorp Terraform and Quest KACE Systems Management.

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