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Puppet Labs vs SlickStack: What are the differences?

Developers describe Puppet Labs as "Server automation framework and application". Puppet is聽an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and聽performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification. On the other hand, SlickStack is detailed as "LEMP stack automation for WordPress". SlickStack is a free LEMP stack automation script written in Bash designed to enhance and simplify WordPress provisioning, performance, and security.

Puppet Labs and SlickStack belong to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Puppet Labs are:

  • Insight- Puppet Enterprise's event inspector gives immediate and actionable insight into your environment, showing you what changed, where and how by classes, nodes and resources.
  • Discovery- Puppet Enterprise delivers a dynamic and fully-pluggable discovery service that allows you to take advantage of any data source or real-time query results to quickly locate, identify and group cloud nodes.
  • Provisioning- Automatically provision and configure bare metal, virtual, and private or public cloud capacity, all from a single pane. Save time getting your cloud projects off the ground by reusing the same configuration modules you set up for your physical deployments.

On the other hand, SlickStack provides the following key features:

  • CloudFlare
  • Ubuntu
  • Nginx

Puppet Labs and SlickStack are both open source tools. Puppet Labs with 5.37K GitHub stars and 2.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than SlickStack with 88 GitHub stars and 20 GitHub forks.

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I'm just getting started using Vagrant to help automate setting up local VMs to set up a Kubernetes cluster (development and experimentation only). (Yes, I do know about minikube)

I'm looking for a tool to help install software packages, setup users, etc..., on these VMs. I'm also fairly new to Ansible, Chef, and Puppet. What's a good one to start with to learn? I might decide to try all 3 at some point for my own curiosity.

The most important factors for me are simplicity, ease of use, shortest learning curve.

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I have been working with Puppet and Ansible. The reason why I prefer ansible is the distribution of it. Ansible is more lightweight and therefore more popular. This leads to situations, where you can get fully packaged applications for ansible (e.g. confluent) supported by the vendor, but only incomplete packages for Puppet.

The only advantage I would see with Puppet if someone wants to use Foreman. This is still better supported with Puppet.

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If you are just starting out, might as well learn Kubernetes There's a lot of tools that come with Kube that make it easier to use and most importantly: you become cloud-agnostic. We use Ansible because it's a lot simpler than Chef or Puppet and if you use Docker Compose for your deployments you can re-use them with Kubernetes later when you migrate

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Pros of Puppet Labs
Pros of SlickStack
  • 50
    Devops
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    Automate it
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    Reusable components
  • 21
    Dynamic and idempotent server configuration
  • 18
    Great community
  • 12
    Very scalable
  • 12
    Cloud management
  • 10
    Easy to maintain
  • 9
    Free tier
  • 6
    Works with Amazon EC2
  • 4
    Ruby
  • 4
    Declarative
  • 3
    Works with Azure
  • 3
    Works with OpenStack
  • 1
    Ease of use
  • 1
    Nginx
  • 0
    WordPress exclusive
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    Designed for Ubuntu LTS
  • 0
    Dependency-free
  • 0
    Idempotent installation
  • 0
    Works on any cloud VPS network
  • 0
    Free OpenSSL certificates (that never expire)
  • 0
    100% open source (better security and transparency)
  • 0
    Native Bash commands (no learning new shortcuts)
  • 0
    Includes MU plugins for technical SEO, etc
  • 0
    Built-in WordPress plugin blacklist
  • 0
    Redis object caching enabled by default
  • 0
    Nginx FastCGI Cache enabled by default

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    Steep learning curve
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    What is 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.

    What is SlickStack?

    SlickStack is a free LEMP stack automation script written in Bash designed to enhance and simplify WordPress provisioning, performance, and security.

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