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Chef vs Centmin Mod: 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, Centmin Mod is detailed as "A set of open source Linux software". It is a set of open source Linux software which are together form the platform (web stack) where a web site's files (text, CSS files, javascript, web fonts, videos and images) and data can be served to a visitor.

Chef and Centmin Mod can be primarily classified as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.

Some of the features offered by Chef are:

  • Access to 800+ Reusable Cookbooks
  • Integration with Leading Cloud Providers
  • Enterprise Platform Support including Windows and Solaris

On the other hand, Centmin Mod provides the following key features:

  • Free SSL certificates via Letsencrypt
  • Nginx Brotli Compression
  • KernelCare integration

Chef and Centmin Mod are both open source tools. It seems that Chef with 5.94K GitHub stars and 2.37K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Centmin Mod with 411 GitHub stars and 120 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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    • 110
      Dynamic and idempotent server configuration
    • 76
      Reusable components
    • 47
      Integration testing with Vagrant
    • 43
      Repeatable
    • 30
      Mock testing with Chefspec
    • 14
      Ruby
    • 8
      Can package cookbooks to guarantee repeatability
    • 7
      Works with AWS
    • 3
      Has marketplace where you get readymade cookbooks
    • 3
      Matured product with good community support
    • 2
      Less declarative more procedural
    • 2
      Open source configuration mgmt made easy(ish)

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    What is Centmin Mod?

    It is a set of open source Linux software which are together form the platform (web stack) where a web site's files (text, CSS files, javascript, web fonts, videos and images) and data can be served to a visitor.

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Centmin Mod and Chef?
    EasyEngine
    It is a command-line tool for the Nginx web servers to manage WordPress sites that are running on the LEMP Stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP-FPM). It is created with python and can be installed on Ubuntu and Linux Debian distributions.
    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’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
    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.
    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.
    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.
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