Configuration Management is all the rage, certainly makes bootstrapping machines easier.
In a previous life I used Puppet and came to hate it. Seemed like bringing a dump truck to a knife fight. Also dealing with the whole puppetmaster became a fiasco.
I’ve been hearing about Ansible and thought I would give it a spin. I like the idea of driving the operations from a machine (what I call “push”), which is in contrast to the Puppet flow where each node “pulls” down its config.
Anyways, I’ve started a repository which contains various playbooks I used to get started.