Puppet is:

  • an agent based configuration platform
  • based on declarative meta data (no procedure, recept instead). It has an object-convergence model that define a desired state for your resource


Procedural (Ansible) Declarative (Puppet)
run this list of commands to install Apache on my machine Apache should be installed and configured.

Puppet handles:

  • verifying if Apache is installed,
  • checks for the correct dependencies,
  • upgrades it if it’s not at the correct version
  • does nothing if everything is good.

Resource manifest:

  • abstracting away various details (e.g., OS-specific actions)
  • makes definitions simpler to read, modify and audit.

Documentation / Reference

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