Chef, Puppet & Ansible Network Automation
Chef, Puppet and Ansible are ideally suited for Run-book automation for simple and repetitive tasks. Many enterprises have successfully deployed one of these 3 tools for server automation. They typically bought an enterprise license that covers unlimited nodes. So, at the surface, it makes economic sense to use the same tools for networking. But as you read below, this sort of short-term thinking will result in longer delays and opportunity costs.
What are Chef, Puppet and Ansible?
i. Configuration Automation using workflow
ii. Testing and Validation of Network state
iii. Continuous Compliance Check.
Puppet: Arista, Cisco, Citrix, F5, Cumulus, Juniper and Huawei
Chef: Cisco NX-OS, ACI
Ansible: Arista, A10, Cisco, Citrix, Cumulus, F5 and Juniper
Why use Chef, Puppet or Ansible?
Disadvantages of Chef, Puppet or Ansible for Network Automation:
Anuta NCX Advantages
– Kiran Sirupa, November 2nd, 2016