I am learning #Ansible because I need it at work now. At the same time I am refreshing and then expanding my knowledge of #SaltStack, since I need it to manage my #QubesOS laptops.

Meaning, I can compare.

And I must say the comparison is starting to go in favor of Ansible. It's just simpler to use, at least to me. Salt Stack feels unnecessarily overcomplicated.

We'll see how I feel about all of this in a few weeks though. :blobcatcoffee:

I've used both a fair bit now, both at work and at home. I find Ansible is much easier to get started with, but Saltstack is very flexible. The ability to put Jinja syntax around your individual tasks and parameterize the task itself (and not just certain fields and values within it) is brilliant.

I veer to Ansible for a lot of things, but there's a lot to like about Saltstack too I find.


@yetiops @rysiek I run some FreeBSD VMs and want to use Ansible to manage them. I can’t find a getting started repo to clone. Something where it’s got some basic rc.conf stuff in a playbook and some basic package inventories and such. All the docs seem to start me from a blank sheet of paper. Is there a basic demo repo somewhere to get started?

@paco @yetiops no idea. I started from a blank sheet of paper and am quite happy with that.

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