If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Puppet Enterprise, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Puppet is one of the best products available — even when it comes to the cloud. It's very popular. There are only two main cloud competitors when it comes to configuration management: Puppet and Chef. I think both are strong products. Puppet has been the king of the market. To anyone interested in using Puppet, I always recommend that you start with the community edition first. If you don't require enterprise features or management, then you can get it for free. If you need those features, then you can always upgrade. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Puppet a rating of nine. I don't think that similar products have any strengths that Puppet doesn't have.
We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with Puppet. I would recommend it to others who have large-scale environments. It's a very good product for that type of organization. For example, if you have 5,000 or 3,000 plus servers, it's definitely a go-to. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate the solution at an eight.
I was trying to manage some drops raspberry pi from a Puppet master server. I wasn't able to reach that goal because there is no urgency for raspberry pi. I think I can block it, because you can use raspberry pi to manage many automation things. Many things from an IOT. I found that a couple of years ago, and I stopped playing with that. When you're using the console, it is user friendly. When you have to go down to the folders and the configuring or creating or writing code, you have to use your text editor and get down into the code. So, when everything is already configured and the models are deployed and tested, and you're pretty sure that everything's working fine, you can create a configuration, create your environment groups deploy the changes, go around the changes, using the console, the web console and it works pretty easily.
What do you like most about Puppet Enterprise?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!