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Chef vs Webmin: What are the differences?

Developers describe Chef as "Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud". Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others. On the other hand, Webmin is detailed as "*A web-based system configuration tool *". It is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. It removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files.

Chef and Webmin belong to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack.

Chef and Webmin are both open source tools. It seems that Chef with 5.89K GitHub stars and 2.35K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Webmin with 1.04K GitHub stars and 307 GitHub forks.

What is Chef?

Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.

What is Webmin?

It is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. It removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files.
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        What are some alternatives to Chef and Webmin?
        Ansible
        Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible鈥檚 goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
        Puppet Labs
        Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.
        Capistrano
        Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
        Fabric
        Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.
        Salt
        Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.
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        Decisions about Chef and Webmin
        Marcel Kornegoor
        Marcel Kornegoor
        CTO at AT Computing | 5 upvotes 67.4K views
        atAT ComputingAT Computing
        Python
        Python
        Chef
        Chef
        Puppet Labs
        Puppet Labs
        Ansible
        Ansible
        Google Compute Engine
        Google Compute Engine
        Kubernetes
        Kubernetes
        Docker
        Docker
        GitHub
        GitHub
        VirtualBox
        VirtualBox
        Jenkins
        Jenkins
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        Fedora
        Fedora
        Red Hat Enterprise Linux
        Red Hat Enterprise Linux
        Debian
        Debian
        CentOS
        CentOS
        Ubuntu
        Ubuntu
        Linux
        Linux
        #ATComputing

        Since #ATComputing is a vendor independent Linux and open source specialist, we do not have a favorite Linux distribution. We mainly use Ubuntu , Centos Debian , Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora during our daily work. These are also the distributions we see most often used in our customers environments.

        For our #ci/cd training, we use an open source pipeline that is build around Visual Studio Code , Jenkins , VirtualBox , GitHub , Docker Kubernetes and Google Compute Engine.

        For #ServerConfigurationAndAutomation, we have embraced and contributed to Ansible mainly because it is not only flexible and powerful, but also straightforward and easier to learn than some other (open source) solutions. On the other hand: we are not affraid of Puppet Labs and Chef either.

        Currently, our most popular #programming #Language course is Python . The reason Python is so popular has to do with it's versatility, but also with its low complexity. This helps sysadmins to write scripts or simple programs to make their job less repetitive and automating things more fun. Python is also widely used to communicate with (REST) API's and for data analysis.

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        How developers use Chef and Webmin
        Avatar of Goyoboard
        Goyoboard uses ChefChef

        Out custom recipes makes it simple for developers bootstrap process (using vagrant) and that same recipe is also the one that is used to prep instances

        Avatar of Zinc
        Zinc uses ChefChef

        We use Chef for our configuration management and our service discovery.

        Avatar of EverTrue
        EverTrue uses ChefChef

        Configuration management for any services not provided by AWS.

        Avatar of Hund
        Hund uses ChefChef

        Distributed application deployments and server configuration.

        Avatar of James Salas
        James Salas uses ChefChef

        Configuration and deployment of application

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