Configuration management tools News
June 02, 2017
Networking industry pros discuss the Chef automation tool and how it can be used as a network automation tool. They also examine the evolution of AI and talk about a controller upgrade gone bad.
May 15, 2017
Enterprises trust Puppet configuration management, but the company must win over a new audience of DevOps teams with capabilities that matter to them.
April 13, 2017
Red Hat Summit 2017 is quickly upon us. Catch up on what Red Hat has been up to this year and what to expect from the summit -- from DevOps to container and API management.
March 10, 2017
What do Jenkins, Ansible Tower and New Relic have in common, besides being parts of a DevOps toolchain? A new appeal to an audience beyond IT.
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Ansible is easy to use for IT ops pros, and it supports multicloud functionality within its automation structure. This simple walkthrough gets sys admins started with the tool. Continue Reading
Chef is a useful -- albeit abstruse -- configuration management tool. This tip provides a handy tutorial to get started. Continue Reading
Detailed IT asset inventories are a result of granular asset tracking and lead to better server and storage management -- among other benefits. Continue Reading
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Developers can use Amazon ECR or AWS OpsWorks to configure container images. While one service offers more control, the other integrates with Chef. Continue Reading
This article is part of a series to help IT ops professionals learn DevOps by building a home lab. In this third step, Ansible works with Vagrant and GitHub to create a consistent, redeployable stack. Continue Reading
The multicloud model presents unique configuration management challenges. When choosing a tool, enterprises should compare cloud native and third-party options carefully. Continue Reading
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A major change in SUSE Manager 3 is that it's primarily built on Salt, rather than Spacewalk. Learn what else has changed, and how IT can take advantage of the latest release. Continue Reading
Salt configurations usually involve at least one minion controlled by a master, but that's not always necessary. See how to use Salt to run a single machine in masterless mode. Continue Reading
The Microsoft Server Configuration Tool configures several aspects of a Server Core installation in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016. Continue Reading
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SecOps is among the most daunting frontiers of DevOps transformation, but banks and the U.S. federal government are forging ahead using Puppet IT automation. Continue Reading
Administrators can use PowerShell to perform PKI encryption to protect sensitive data, but public or private key certificates need to be created first. Continue Reading
For desktop virtualization administrators, managing apps has become a difficult task. There are many apps and many users, and the old ways of updating and maintaining applications isn't working anymore. Enter: new app management tools. Continue Reading