Uses for config managment tools like salt/ansible/puppet/chef
I started using Salt last year to manage my Linux systems and gradually our windows admins became interested in what I was doing. It helped that I continually told them about all the time I was saving doing routine work. At this point, we are managing a good portion of our Windows servers and 100% of our Linux infrastructure with Salt. This has been a big win and I continue to look for ways to leverage Salt to increase its benefit. One thing I recently starting toying around with was a project to integrate CIS benchmark checking with an addon called hubblestack. I also wanted to start exploring the idea of deploying something like salt across all of our workstations and wondered what are some interesting things others are doing with their config management systems?
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