Puppet Enterprise

Puppet Enterprise

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Puppet review by <span>Thomas M.</span>
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Puppet Enterprise makes it easy to classify machines and track changes.

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to track changes on machines. Also the ability to go back and look at previous reports to see what changes were made during previous puppet runs is really great. Further, the number of modules written for Puppet by third parties show it's maturity in the landscape of configuration management software.

What do you dislike?

I wish that some of the puppet supported modules would continue support (rather than losing support as they start to be picked up by other vendors). Also, Puppet Enterprise is pretty expensive compared to some alternatives.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Puppet Enterprise is more expensive than other options. It has good software support support. It also has many modules both written and supported by Puppetlabs as well as modules written by third party companies and individuals. I would recommend Puppet Enterprise to individuals or companies that needed to keep a fleet of machines (whether it be hundreds of identical machines or a couple dozen similar machines) configuration settings consistent over time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to track changes across our fleet of machines and to ensure consistency across our entire environment and datacenters. We have found Puppet Enterprise to be excellent in getting from an unpuppetized environment to close to 100% penetration.

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Puppet review by <span>Abdel K.</span>
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Puppet for Automation

What do you like best?

The best thing I like about using puppet is that it reduces the amount of time spent building and deploying software. A team of 3 can do the work of a team of 8 if they properly use puppet.

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes very hard to move between the community edition and Enterprise edition. Choose carefully when your first starting out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend using Puppet just for the community support. The puppet forge has almost any module you can think of to accomplish your tasks. Makes puppet a great product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use puppet to deploy and configure all of our infrastructures. It allows us to have a rebuildable stack on any platform (aws, rackspace, data center, etc.)

What Configuration Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Puppet review by User in Retail
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Awesome support for CI/CD with code manager and orchestrator.

What do you like best?

Puppet enterprise has phenomenal services that allow you to easily bring your infrastracture from a simple CI pipeline to a CD pipeline with the orchestrator and code manager. It's awesome to have PR's that get merged into our production branch make their way from source control all the way to our production nodes without any intervention. It's a huge devops enabler.

What do you dislike?

The thing i dislike about puppet enterprise is they lack examples of how people in big companies are using puppet enterprise in an automated fashion. Their docs just show and explain examples using clickops in the PE console.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the documentation and also read the paper that discusses the differences between puppet and chef posted on puppets website. This will really help shed some light on the true differences and show where puppet really shines.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving the problem of being able to reduce risk in making changes to infrastructure along with preventing lost knowledge from employeers who leave or even tribal knowledge by supporting infrastructure as code practices.

Puppet review by Administrator
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I love puppet to automate my daily work

What do you like best?

Simple language to design modules.Less work to document my modules, the code is the documentation. Many modules or template available for faster deployment of new features. I use the API to connect to other automation tools. Also usable to deploy settings an application to a local machine without a puppet sever. Quick deployment of test environments. One written modules are portable to other systems and can be shared with the community. Very good community support.

What do you dislike?

The Puppet Enterprise Dashborad is not my favorite tool. There are simpler and faster ways to manage Puppet. For this i wrote my own Dashboard and use the API. Only one usable IDE to design puppet modules.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provisioning of new VMs and manage all OS features. Installing predefined environments in less then a half hour instead of do this in 2 days manually. Manage Monitoring Tools to add or remove VMs automatically.

Puppet review by Administrator in Higher Education
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Describing config policy in terms of desired state, rather than scripting process is very powerful.

What do you like best?

The flexibility and power of PE is great. There are many ways to fit it into an existing infrastructure in ways that work best for different organizations who may have different stages of devops and configuration management objectives in general.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult for people from the more "ops" side of the organization, with a more traditional background to adopt and sometimes even see all of the advantages. This improves with exposure to the concepts and product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Focus on helping staff and users understand and see the value

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consistent deployments of many similar/identical systems that would be hard to confirm/enforce through non-automated methods. Once the target state policy is written and applied, the task of maintaining a large and diverse installation is greatly improved.

Puppet review by <span>Joe C.</span>
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Great product with a great future!

What do you like best?

The ease of use, quality support, and continued, aggressive, development cycle are some of the strongest attributes that PE offers.

What do you dislike?

There could be a lot more functionality built into the web interface. What you can do is great, but a lot is missing, for example, renewing the certificate that PE UI uses isn't as trivial as it should be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

continue to add features to the web UI

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primary benefit right now is orchestrate Linux patching

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