Significance of Puppet For Configuration Management

Posted By :Ashish Kumar |30th June 2020

Significance of Puppet For Configuration Management



PUPPET is open-source configuration management or system management tool which is used for centralizing and automating the configuration management process. It is also a known deployment tool because it used for automatic deployment of software on the system. It is written in Ruby language and was introduced in the year 2005. With Puppet for configuration management, we can write simple line code and deploy it to the servers, configure and manage multiple servers which help to make the system stable.


We, at Oodles, as an evolving Artificial Intelligence Development Company, explore the key components of Puppet that streamline software deployment at the enterprise level.


What is Configuration Management?


Configuration management is a process for maintaining computer systems, servers, and software to establishing and maintaining consistency of a product's performance. It also helps to analyze the requirements of the products and quickly identifying bad configuration changes which help the developers in debugging to troubleshoot the functionalities in case configuration changes will impact the product’s functionalities. It helps to automate the entire system to achieve stability which reduces human efforts and allows system administrators to operate easier and faster.


Key components of Puppet for Configuration Management


Puppet Master


It is the system that runs on the server and it manages important configuration information and controls all the activities for all of the nodes. It has the controlling authority of the entire setup means it has superuser access to all the machines that one is going to use for the system setup. It is a Linux based system and It uses the puppet Slave to apply the configuration to nodes.


Puppet Slave


It is a software application that runs on a target system or node and it is also known as the Puppet agent. It is installed on the client machine and managed by the puppet master. It has a puppet agent service running inside them and the ability to modify most aspects of the system's configuration because it runs on each of the target nodes.




It is a file containing Puppet configuration language or programs which are written using Ruby programming language and saved with an extension of .pp (puppet program) are called manifests. Manifest files need to be checked and changed to make the system stable. Which helps to creating or managing any target host machine and which describes how resources should be configured.




Puppet is specially designed to automate the configuration management process and we can also use it to automate private cloud management and IT operations to provide consistency. It is available in two versions in the market that are: Open Source Puppet and Puppet Enterprise. In which Open Source Puppet is a basic version of Puppet configuration management tool that is free and easily available on Puppet's website and the Puppet Enterprise is a Commercial version of puppet that offers many features like compliance reporting, User Interface, role-based access control, Automated Provisioning and etc.


At Oodles AI, we use advanced DevOps tools and technologies like Puppet, Kubernetes, Jenkins, and Docker to build dynamic business applications.  Under AI, we are well-positioned as a Chatbot, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision Development Company.


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Ashish Kumar

He has a keen interest in coding and learning various programming languages. He is very enthusiastic about learning new technologies.

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