Tag: Cfengine

  1. Simplistic Auto Provisioning for BSDs, UNIX and Linux, using just DHCP

    For a few weeks now i've been thinking about better tools to provision our bare-metal servers and VMs. All tools out there are IMHO bloatware. Over-complicated stuff where nobody knows when the next library upstream will break feature X which will prevent shit from working. Typical wobbly constructs we have these days. I'm not a fan of them, you shouldn't be either.

  2. cfengine, bcfg2, chef and puppet

    I've been talking with a lot of folks lately about Configuration Management/Automation Systems. Mainly about puppet vs cfengine.

    The first question i usually ask people recommending interpreter solutions (ruby, perl, python..) is "Why?". Why would anyone want an interpreted solution?