Puppet was designed as a configuration management tool for Unix-like systems. It runs on Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, AIX, Mac OS, and since Version 2.7.6, also on Windows.
Over the years, however, it became clear that automation in a data center must also involve other families of devices such as network equipments, storage devices, and virtualization solutions.
The same interest of companies such as Cisco and VMware, who are investors and technological partners of Puppet Labs, could only facilitate Puppet's steps into these territories. We are already seeing the results of these partnerships, and the vision of a software-defined data center is also taking shape under a Puppet-driven perspective.
In this chapter, ...