Puppet Enterprise & Open Source Compared
Puppet Open Source
Puppet Open Source is a flexible and highly adaptable framework that helps administrators by their completing daily, repetitive tasks for them. For more information, see: Puppet Features.
The open source version of Puppet is licensed under Apache 2.0 and can be downloaded for free from Puppet Labs.
Which version is best for you?
The table below compares both commercial and open source versions to help you decide which of them best meets your needs.
|Features||Puppet Open Source||Puppet Enterprise|
|Graphical User Interface||Foreman|
|Provisioning - Amazon EC2|
|Provisioning - VMware VMs||Foreman|
|Configuration Management - Discovery & Cloning||Foreman|
|Configuration Management - Operating systems|
|Configuration Management - User accounts||Foreman|
|Configuration Management - Applications|
|1000+ ready-to-use configurations on Puppet Forge|
|Orchestration - Task automation||Foreman|
|Compliance - Automatic auditing of configurations||Foreman|
|Role-based access management – Now with external authentication support||Foreman|
|Unified cross-platform installer for all components||Build from sources|
|Support - Web & Community|
|Support - Optional 24x7x365 NETWAYS support||NETWAYS Support contracts|
|Support - Defined SLA||NETWAYS Support contracts|
|Assured upgrade and maintenance path||NETWAYS Support contracts|
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