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Difference between Ansible and Salt (SaltStack)

Ansible and Salt (SaltStack) are both popular tools used for configuration management, orchestration, and automation in IT environments. While they share some similarities, they have distinct differences in their design, architecture, and usage. Here's a comparison of Ansible and Salt:

Overview

Key Differences

1. Architecture

2. Communication Protocol

3. Speed and Scalability

4. Ease of Use

5. Modules and Ecosystem

6. Use Cases

Example of a Simple Task

Ansible Playbook Example

- name: Install and start Apache
  hosts: webservers
  become: yes
  tasks:
    - name: Install Apache
      apt:
        name: apache2
        state: present

    - name: Ensure Apache is running
      service:
        name: apache2
        state: started
        enabled: yes

Salt State Example

apache2:
  pkg.installed: []
  service.running:
    - name: apache2
    - enable: True
Published on: Jul 04, 2024, 11:27 AM  
 

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