Puppet VS Vagrant

Compare Puppet vs Vagrant and see what are their differences.


Server automation framework and application (by puppetlabs)


Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments. (by hashicorp)
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Puppet Vagrant
2 63
6,598 23,971
0.5% 0.7%
9.3 7.7
6 days ago 13 days ago
Ruby Ruby
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Puppet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-22.
  • What do you use ruby for?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/ruby | 4 Jul 2022
    I will happily direct your attention here: https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet
  • Faster module tests with Facter 4 and rspec-puppet
    6 projects | dev.to | 22 Jan 2022
    We started by decoupling Puppet from Facter as much as we could, introducing the possibility of having multiple Facter backends. While Puppet would use the default Facter implementation when running on its own, external users would be able to define and pass their own Facter implementation when initializing Puppet, similar to how puppetserver configures Puppet to use its JRuby-compliant HTTP client.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Vagrant. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-22.
  • Best Practices Setting up Your Local Development Environment
    8 projects | dev.to | 22 Jun 2022
    However, creating and setting up a Virtual Machine manually is not the best in terms of productivity. The solution is to use a tool that will allow you to create and set up these environments automatically. This tool is Vagrant.
  • Terraform and virtual machines for Mac M1 architecture
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Terraform | 15 Jun 2022
    And an issue discussing it: https://github.com/hashicorp/vagrant/issues/12518
  • Ansible Roles: Basics & How to Combine Them With Playbooks
    2 projects | dev.to | 9 Jun 2022
    This section will go through an example of creating a new role for installing and configuring a minimal Nginx web server from scratch. If you wish to follow along, you will need VirtualBox, Ansible, and Vagrant installed locally.
  • Dealing with images when developing on localhost with wordpress
    2 projects | dev.to | 2 Jun 2022
    In this post I will not cover the configuration of the AMP stack, however there are several solutions on the market such as MAMP, Vagrant or Valet.
  • Linux/Unix Testbed
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 2 Jun 2022
    You might want to look into something like Vagrant to help out with that.
  • Ask HN: How do you sync your computers development configurations/environment?
    33 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 May 2022
    This is pretty much what vagrant was made for.

    [1] - https://www.vagrantup.com/

  • Git credentials in a shared virtual machine
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/git | 14 May 2022
    If you decide to go the VM route I would check out tools like vagrant and/or ansible. Vagrant is for creating VMs and ansible will help you automate setting the VM up.
  • How do I set up dev enviroment for multiple projects?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/PHPhelp | 12 May 2022
    I'm still using vagrant and it works great for multiple environments that match your production environment: https://www.vagrantup.com/
  • Getting started developing Falco
    7 projects | dev.to | 11 May 2022
    A peculiarity of the Falco project is that you may need to write some kernel-level code. An important consideration to make, even before starting to code, is that the eBPF probe and the kernel module should provide exactly the same features. For this reason, when developing something on the eBPF probe, you should implement the same functionality on the kernel module and vice versa, with the intent of preserving feature parity across the two drivers. Writing code at the kernel-level is not an easy task. In particular, the kernel module requires extra care because your code will run with full kernel privileges. Any little mistake may result in a kernel panic, crashing the system. On the other hand, eBPF programs are much safer than the kernel module, but sometimes you may need to fight against the verifier on different kernel versions. For these reasons, some of us find using Vagrant extremely helpful. Vagrant is a tool that allows you to easily spawn virtual machines, so that you can test your code against multiple kernel versions and Linux distributions without causing any harm to your system.
  • Secure TCP tunnel from anywhere with curl and nc for single connection
    13 projects | dev.to | 11 May 2022
    A simple solution is to multiplex TCP requests over Unix pipe. In order to multiplex TCP requests, Yamux is available created by Hashicorp, who creates Vagrant, Terraform, and so on. The protocol of Yamux is inspired by SPDY, which is the basis of HTTP/2 specification. The protocol spec is found in https://github.com/hashicorp/yamux/blob/master/spec.md. libp2p, which is used in IPFS, also uses Yamux as one choice of multiplexes and maintains Go and Rust versions of Yamux libraries.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Puppet and Vagrant you can also consider the following projects:

Packer - Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

Ansible - Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy and maintain. Automate everything from code deployment to network configuration to cloud management, in a language that approaches plain English, using SSH, with no agents to install on remote systems. https://docs.ansible.com.

QEMU - Official QEMU mirror. Please see http://wiki.qemu.org/Contribute/SubmitAPatch for how to submit changes to QEMU. Pull Requests are ignored. Please only use release tarballs from the QEMU website.

BOSH - Cloud Foundry BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services.

Capistrano - Remote multi-server automation tool


Chef - Chef Infra, a powerful automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code automating how infrastructure is configured, deployed and managed across any environment, at any scale

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

PuPHPet - Vagrant/Puppet GUI

Pulumi - Pulumi - Universal Infrastructure as Code. Your Cloud, Your Language, Your Way 🚀