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Metamon vs Packer: What are the differences?

Metamon: A Vagrant/Ansible toolkit for kickstarting Django apps. Metamon is a Vagrantfile combined with a set of Ansible Playbooks which can be used to quickly start a new Django project. Although Metamon is easily extensible by adding new Ansible roles, it is a better fit for people who use Django + Gunicorn + Nginx + PostgreSQL; Packer: Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.

Metamon and Packer belong to "Infrastructure Build Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Metamon are:

  • Create an Ubuntu 14.04 machine.
  • Set-up basic Operating system dependencies.
  • Set-up a Virtualenv and automatically install dependencies.

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

  • Super fast infrastructure deployment. Packer images allow you to launch completely provisioned and configured machines in seconds, rather than several minutes or hours.
  • Multi-provider portability. Because Packer creates identical images for multiple platforms, you can run production in AWS, staging/QA in a private cloud like OpenStack, and development in desktop virtualization solutions such as VMware or VirtualBox.
  • Improved stability. Packer installs and configures all the software for a machine at the time the image is built. If there are bugs in these scripts, they'll be caught early, rather than several minutes after a machine is launched.

Metamon and Packer are both open source tools. It seems that Packer with 9.09K GitHub stars and 2.48K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Metamon with 348 GitHub stars and 15 GitHub forks.

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    What is Metamon?

    Metamon is a Vagrantfile combined with a set of Ansible Playbooks which can be used to quickly start a new Django project. Although Metamon is easily extensible by adding new Ansible roles, it is a better fit for people who use Django + Gunicorn + Nginx + PostgreSQL.

    What is Packer?

    Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.

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