A versatile orchestration engine that can automate systems and apps. Instead of a custom scripting language or code, it is very simple and shell based. It is also agent-less, so you can just start using it right away and get things done
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The Assimilation Suite discovers systems, services, network connections, configuration and dependencies, IP and MAC addresses. This all goes into a continually updated graph-based configuration management database (CMDB). This is then compared and scored against best practices, services and servers are monitored - all with near-zero configuration - in a way that scales to hundreds of thousands of servers. It also provides visualization tools, APIs for sending alerts to humans and other systems, and a variety of canned reports (queries) to aid in securing and managing systems, hooking into ChatOps, and creating plans for triaging your security issues
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Batou makes it easy to perform automated deployments. It combines Fabric's simplicty and SSH automation, with Puppet's declarative syntax and idempotence
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Bolt is an open source commandline tool for executing commands, scripts, and orchestrated workflows on remote systems using SSH and WinRM
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Boxen automates the entire process of setting up a Mac development environment. It can clone your project, install toolchains, apply security policies, clone your dotfiles and much more.
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Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.
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A Java based deployment tool, focused on both deployment as well as post-deploy lifecycle management. It is aware of network topologies, integrates with many cloud and PaaS APIs, and is designed to handle the entire roll-out
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Cloud Application Manager is a software-defined managed services orchestration platform that enables the configuration, deployment, management and automation of applications within public, private and hybrid IT environments.
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The Ruby equivalent of Fabric, Capistrano is a Ruby framework to configure and run deployment or system administration tasks on local or remote machines. It extends the Rake DSL to define tasks, and can group tasks by Roles.
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Use Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) to more securely deploy and manage applications in data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments. This application-centric cloud management solution helps you modernize your data center or add public cloud application deployment to your service offering.
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An open source configuration management system whose primary function is to provide stable and resilient automated configuration and maintenance of large-scale computer systems, including the unified management of servers, desktops, embedded networked devices, mobile smartphones, and tablet computers. It is an agent based system that is fully distributed and autonomous. It is very lightweight, fast, portable, and flexible with a strong security track record.
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Cft watches as you make changes to your server, and then creates puppet manifests for the resulting actions. Simplifies creating puppet configuration.
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Configuration management tool which uses a pure-Ruby, domain-specific language (DSL) for writing system configuration recipes. Supports Linux, UNIX, Windows, and AIX as first-class citizens for management.
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Chocolatey is like apt-get for Windows. It can install packages and dependencies over the command line.
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Cloudify is a pure play, open source cloud orchestration and automation software. It's used for a variety of needs, from autonomous application management, to uses like NFV orchestration. It was built from the bottom up as a cloud orchestration framework, and is built to be pluggable to any infrastructure. Its also the most extensive implementation of TOSCA, which makes it completely technology agnostic.
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Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments. It glues together and automates many associated Linux tasks so you do not have to hop between many various commands and applications when deploying new systems, and, in some cases, changing existing ones. Cobbler can help with provisioning, managing DNS and DHCP, package updates, power management, configuration management orchestration, and much more.
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ConDep is a open source infrastructure configuration and deployment DSL (Domain Specific Language) specifically targeted to (but not limited to) the Windows Server platform. If your familiar with tools like Chef and Puppet, ConDep does very much the same, but with native support for Windows.
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Crossplane, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation sandbox project, is an open source Kubernetes add-on that extends any cluster with the ability to provision and manage cloud infrastructure, services, and applications using kubectl, GitOps, or any tool that works with the Kubernetes API.
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A simple, rack-based deployment framework
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An tools for re-imaging and provisioning OSX devices
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Docker uses LXC to create and manage native, sandboxed virtual containers. LXC containers acts like a separate OSes, can install their own packages without affecting anything else, and overall have almost the same flexibility of VMs but without any of the virtualization overhead! Docker adds a ton of features, like an elegant configuration file that automates many things (like port forwarding, disk/directory mounting, networking, etc), a way to create and share readymade images that can be distributed as appliances, etc.
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It uses docker, git-receive and a few other lightweight and clever libraries to build a quick PaaS, all around just 100 lines of code! An excellent small tool to get started with PaaS systems. The same developer is creating a larger scale, production quality system called Flynn.
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Fully Automatic Installation (FAI) is a tool for mass unattended deployment of Linux. You can take one or more virgin PCs, turn on the power, and after a few minutes, the systems are installed and completely configured.
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A complete lifecycle management tool for servers, both self-hosted and in the cloud. It allows you to create and manage instances, build and deploy images, view and audit hosts, and much more! It works with Puppet or Chef, and has multiple interaction facilities like a web frontend, CLI and a RESTful API.
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Intelliment is a platform to allow enterprises to automate their network security policy management in order to help them better handle their security at scale and to respond faster to network threats
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Jenkins X provides pipeline automation, built-in GitOps and preview environments to help teams collaborate and accelerate their software delivery at any scale.
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Juju simplifies how you configure, scale and operate today’s complex software. Juju deploys everywhere: to public or private clouds.
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LXD is a next generation system container manager. It offers a user experience similar to virtual machines but using Linux containers instead. It's image based with pre-made images available for a wide number of Linux distributions and is built around a very powerful, yet pretty simple, REST API.
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The mgmt tool is a distributed, event driven, config management tool, that supports parallel execution, and librarification to be used as the management foundation in and for, new and existing software.
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NixOps is a tool for deploying sets of NixOS Linux machines, either to real hardware or to virtual machines. It extends NixOS’s declarative approach to system configuration management to networks and adds provisioning.
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A model driven orchestration tool for deployment of application clusters
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DSC is a new management platform in Windows PowerShell that enables deploying and managing configuration data for software services and managing the environment in which these services run.
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Puppet is a tool designed to manage the configuration of Unix-like and Microsoft Windows systems declaratively.
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Rancher is open source software that provides a complete infrastructure platform for running Docker in production.
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Razor is next generation provisioning software that handles bare metal hardware and virtual server provisioning
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RUDDER is a professional, open source, multi-platform solution for managing configurations of mission-critical systems. Based on the Continuous Configuration concept, RUDDER embodies the fusion of configuration management and continuous audit.
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Salt is a powerful and different approach to infrastructure management, by focusing on high speed communications between large number of systems, and can perform orchestration, remote code execution and much more.
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CI/CD and DevOps automation platform with Docker support that simplifies provisioning, building, testing, and deploying any application anywhere.
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ShutIt is an automation platform. It makes it easy to create simple modular automation scripts that handle differing output, install software, log in and out of servers, capture output etc.. ShutItFiles are an extension to make it even easier for people to develop automation scripts.
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A platform for event-driven automation. StackStorm allows you to integrate and automate across services and tools. It ties together your existing infrastructure and application environment so you can more easily automate that environment -- with a particular focus on taking actions in response to events.
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A shell-based pure provisioning tool which doesn’t try to do anything else. Has no dependencies other than the shell
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SIMP is an enterprise ready, full-featured, infrastructure framework designed around policy compliance and enforcement over time. It aims to be an open source practical reference implementation for both policy and best security practice able to run in both enclave and cloud environments.
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Vagrant is a cross platform tool to create, boot, configure and destroy development environments. It provides a simple configuration-based approach to take a base image, boot it up, provision it (using any other provisioners), SSH, port forward, and much more. It automates the process of booting up and configuring virtual machines. It supports various providers like VirtualBox, VMWare, AWS, LXC, etc.
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