configuration management: choice of bcfg2 / puppet

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Tue Apr 10 17:16:32 UTC 2007

Pierre Bourgin wrote:
> Hello,
> As do/done people of the FedoraProject, I need to choose another tool 
> (more efficient than rdist ....) to manage my configurations at work.
> I've read the Fedora admin ML and see that finally, you choosed the 
> puppet tool for config. management.
> I must have missed a thread of the ML, but I don't find the major 
> points that made you choose puppet and not bcfg2.
> Can someone give me more details on the pro/cons for instance between 
> these 2 projects, or the missing feature of bcfg2 from the FC 
> perspective ? It will be a really valuable information for me.
Honestly their feature set is very similar.  The primary reason we chose 
puppet over something else is we had a lot of people on the list already 
that were familiar with puppet and some people internally at Red Hat 
that are eager to help us with questions. 


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