back to article Do your switches run Cumulus Linux? Puppet will pull your strings

Cumulus Networks, home of a Linux-of-choice for white-box switches, has linked arms with Puppet Labs and joined its Puppet Supported Program. While it's “just another” certification from one angle, Puppet's Carl Caum told The Register it's important to the company. He said while there are plenty of tools to manage equipment …

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auto provisioning is old

The article kind of makes it seem like provisioning a switch automatically is a new thing, the technology is probably 10-15+ years old. New for puppet maybe.

Myself I don't need auto provisioning, network isn't big enough to warrant the need. Even my biggest network which was about 70 switches didn't warrant auto provisioning (now a days that 70 switch network could be collapsed into a couple blade enclosures and a very small number of switches)

Provisioning core switches like edge switches, sounds scary too.

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