Mounting NFS-Shares with Puppet

Welcome to the next part of my little blog entry series about comparing Cfengine 3 with Puppet. In this issue, we will write a Puppet manifest for mounting a NFS share. You can compare it directly to the Cfengine 3 code snippet if you click here. Writing the Puppet code snippet for mounting a NFS […]... Read More

Installing packages with Puppet

Part three of my little blog series “Cfengine 3 vs Puppet” shows several ways of how new packages can be installed with Puppet. Writing the Puppet manifest for installing new packages # There are multiple possibilities here, 3 of them are shown here # Possibility #1 # package { "slapd": ensure => "installed" } # […]... Read More

Puppet: Ensure pre-defined services are running

Welcome to part two of my series of blog entries about comparing Cfengine 3 to Puppet. The goal is to write little task-orientated snippets for both configuration management tools and compare the results each time. The goal is to find out which piece of software is easiest to learn and use. Today we are re-writing […]... Read More

HTC Desire Z: Aktualisiertes Review nach über 2 Jahren

For English speaking readers: This is one of the few German blog posts. Rest ensured that most of the upcoming content will be written in English. Anfang November 2010 schaffte ich mir das damals brandneue HTC Desire Z bei O2 an (ich “bloggte”). Damals sprach vor allem die Hardware-Tastatur für das Gerät, obwohl es mit […]... Read More

Taking a quick look at the configuration management system Puppet

As you might already know I am a huge fan of Cfengine (2/3). But I do realize that there are also other configuration management systems, such as Puppet or Chef and they might have their advantages over Cfengine 3. I have published a few Cfengine 3 snippets and am planning to re-write those snippets in […]... Read More