A configuration automation for more than 150 server systems should be found, which improves the time cost, error rate and the standardization.
During the test phase, a new system and an existing test system were available.
The solutions Puppet and SaltStack were tested and evaluated.
The criteria included e. g. Operation, setup, programming.
The ratings identified SaltStack has better performance and chosen as solution.
The introduction of the system has been divided into 3 phases.
In the first phase, all systems were equipped with the client software and system upgrades were initiated via SaltStack.
Phase 2 involved the distribution of initial configuration files on test and then on production systems.
In the third phase, complex configurations were made and services also configured and distributed through SaltStack.
With the new solution, system upgrades can be done much faster. Due to the coordinated configuration, web servers, databases and the like are used. A. standardized and error-free distributed to affected systems.