Chef and Puppet are configuration management tools that are used for automating, centralizing, and managing the servers, for a better and efficient solution for configuration management rather than manual coding. Both tools have some differences between them, although they both serve the same purpose. In simple terms, let’s say you have hundreds of servers with you managing your infrastructure. And by chance, many servers went down. So, if you don’t have these tools, you need to manually correct those for all the individual servers, and then only you could rectify the issue. But if you have Chef or Puppet installed into your servers, you could just sit and rectify any server-related issue, by coding (by Chef) or sending some system files (through Puppet).
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