Ansible Vs Puppet Vs Chef
What is Ansible?
Ansible is a latest configuration management tool which makes configuration management and coordination system of computer very easy to user.
What is Puppet?
Puppet is the oldest version of configuration management system and hard to understand for user.
What is Chef?
Chef is newer than Puppet but older version than Ansible so it is easier than Puppet but not than Ansible configuration system.
Difference Between Ansible Vs Puppet Vs Chef
|Ansible platform is written on python but It supports YAML command Scripts.||Puppet platform is built with Ruby and it only supports Domain Specific Language (DSL) and Embedded Ruby (ERB).||Chef supports Ruby DSL with crucial prototype programming.|
|It’s running system is based on single active node.||It’s running system is based on master-slave architecture||It is also configured as master-slave configuration.|
|It uses ssh running system to configure nodes which you want to.||Because of its master-slave configuration only Puppet clients can configure client machine and puppet server for Master machine||Chef also functions same as puppet.|
|For client system configuration Ansible do not need any proper machine VM and also it is faster to set up.||Puppet needs a certificate signing for client machine configuration because of it’s master slave configuration. It is a hectic process also.||For configuring client machine chef tool has an extra component called workstation. Workstation is container of all configuration and after checked by workstation configuration pass to the master chef server.|
|It uses YAML language which is close to English that’s why it is easy to master and manage the configuration.||Puppet is configured with Puppet DSL only used for puppet. For that it is dependent on system admin. So you have to be a programmer to manage the configuration.||Ruby DSL is the configuration language for Chef. It is also quite tough and to master you have to be a programmer|
|It has immediate remote execution facility because server is responsible for pushing configuration to all the nodes.||Client machine have to pull configuration from master server. For that the configuration execution facility will take more time than Ansible||Chef also uses a difficult process for configuration and client server is responsible of pulling configuration from master. It’s configuration facility also non- immediate.|
|It is new and under development. That’s why it is not enriched with multiple features and immature than Puppet and Chef.||Puppet is specially used for large enterprise to achieve satisfactory DevOps skill and manage miscellaneous infrastructure based works. It is a solution for all those queries.||Chef is also renowned for its reliability, stability and maturity when it comes for a large-scale effective actionsfor enterprise.|
|Its initial setup is easy and easy to install.||Its initial setup is difficult and installation process is unable to point out the errors at the time of installation.||To master in initial process of Chef you have to be a very good programmer and its installation process is also difficult.|
|It uses both pull and push process to distribute configuration to the nodes. By this process it makes capable of all servers for question each other and makes a faster communication.||It only supports push process. That’s why its communication system is much slower than Ansible.||There is no push process in Chef. It only supports pull process and also with some difficult steps and make the communication process very slow.|
|It basically focuses on computer automation system over configuration management.||It basically focuses progress of Puppet DSL over pure Ruby version.||It basically focuses on DevOps workflow Automation.|
|To get a proper work flow you have to install root access SSH and Python interpreter. Because when it comes to communicate with SSH its scaled environment slows down.||It is not the best choice when comes to scale environment because DSL code can be large and make the process problematic at higher scale.||It also faces problems when comes to scale deployment like Puppet.|
|It is a highly secured tool with SSH.||It is not so highly secured tool like Ansible||It is also not as high secured as Ansible because Its documentation is spread out and very difficult to get it in order when needed.|
|Its price is much lower than Puppet and Chef. You have to spend $10000/year for up to 100 nodes.||Its price is the highest among these three tools. You have to spend $ 11200-$19900 / year for up to 100 nodes.||Its price is cheaper than Puppet but higher than Ansible. $13700/year up to 100 nodes is the price .|