Compare Puppet Enterprise vs. vCenter Configuration Manager

Puppet Enterprise is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review while vCenter Configuration Manager is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 9 reviews. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.0, while vCenter Configuration Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "It has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Configuration Manager writes "It is really affordable and we haven't had any stability or scalability issues". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BigFix, whereas vCenter Configuration Manager is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BigFix.
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The main purpose for this automation tool would be: deploying, controlling, ordering change for the system and IT Infrastructure.Puppet Enterprise has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes.

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The solution is very easy to manage.The feature that I have found most valuable is the virtual machine management across different hosts, located in different areas.This solution supports multiple platforms in a single solution.The most valuable features that VMware's vCenter Configuration Manager have, when compared with other solutions, are their disaster recovery and business connectivity capabilities.It is a stable solution.There are a lot of features, but I've found vMotion and VRS most valuable.The interface is very user-friendly and the solution is simple to use.The most valuable feature is the ability to see which virtual machines need more resources or are over-committed.

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At the beginning the initial setup was kind of complex.

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The snapshot functionality on the solution needs improvement. After renewing the snapshot, all of the production was stuck. Right now, its functionality is one of our main concerns.They could improve the hybrid-cloud environment and its management, not only for the local host but also including the connection between public and private cloud.The cost of this solution should be improved.It lacks the capability to manage the other systems.The technical support could be faster.There isn't a clear document covering all the errors. It would be helpful if the company provided better documentation for solving issues.The reporting could be improved.It can take a long time for the first information to become available. On the other hand, that's normal. It has to collect a lot of information before it can predict future needs. But it would be nice if there was some kind of base level to get started.

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It's a large application. It consumes a lot of resources. Sometimes the price is too high for our customers. If they buy it directly from VMware, its hard to convince the customer that we will bring down the total cost of ownership, in the end.I am not knowledgeable with the pricing of the product.

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Overview

Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.
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