Choosing between the leading open source configuration managers

Puppet or Chef?

Conclusions

An automated configuration manager is an important feature of many modern networks but it can pose some very specific problems. The leading open source candidates, Puppet and Chef, each do many things well, but neither is perfect.

Which tool to use could depend on the details of your network. This article highlighted some considerations that might help you when you come to the choice of Puppet or Chef.

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