Puppet System Configuration Gets Bumped to 2.6

Configuring a number of systems is no easy chore for a data center admin, but Puppet has won fans by helping to simplify that task with an automated, repeatable system configuration tool.

Now the popular Puppet open source system configuration project is getting a new version number, complete with plenty of enhancements — including early Windows support and improvements to its event model that can benefit compliance or change control tracking efforts.

Meanwhile, the project’s backer, Puppet Labs, is getting its own enhancement: an influx of new cash courtesy of a successful financing round. DevX has the story.

It’s starting off to be a good week for open source configuration management vendor Puppet Labs. The startup announced today that it has raised an additional $5 million in venture funding, bringing total funding to $7 million to date. Those new funds come on the same day that a major new release of the open source Puppet framework is being made generally available.

Version 2.6 of Puppet — a widely used open source framework that provides administrators with the ability to manage system configuration and provisioning — adds new capabilities to the configuration management framework including a new event model, better integration via REST and preliminary support for Windows.

Read the full story at DevX:

Puppet 2.6 Expands Open Source System Configuration

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