Puppet is a declarative, model-based configuration management solution from Puppet Labs that lets you define the state of your IT infrastructure, and automatically enforces that desired state on your systems. This Quick Start automates the deployment of a Puppet master and Puppet agents from scratch, using AWS CloudFormation templates.
Puppet Enterprise, comprises a commercially supported version of its open-source configuration management tool, Puppet. Puppet IT automation software uses Puppet's declarative language to manage various stages of the IT infrastructure lifecycle, including the provisioning, patching, configuration, and management of operating system and application components across enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructures.
Built as cross-platform software, Puppet and Puppet Enterprise operate on Linux distributions, including RHEL (and clones such as CentOS and Oracle Linux), Fedora, Debian, Mandriva, Ubuntu, and SUSE, as well as on multiple Unix systems (Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X, AIX, HP-UX), and has Microsoft Windows support. It is a model-driven solution that requires limited programming knowledge to use.
Puppet is a server management application that can use ServiceNow configuration item (CI) data to bring computers into a desired state by managing files, services, or packages installed on physical or virtual machines. ServiceNow can interact with Puppet systems that run Linux. ServiceNow identifies a Puppet Master, which controls Puppet nodes, and uses a standalone utility to discover the components in the Puppet environment. ServiceNow uses information about server CIs from the Puppet Master to classify those servers as Puppet nodes. Puppet then evaluates a node's current state and modifies the node to achieve the desired state.
Note: A group of configuration items is called a configuration template in ServiceNow Provider and a node definition in Puppet.