I find it much easier to setup a server once manually with all the configuration and software needed, save it as an image or snapshot, and then as more servers are needed, clone the image/snapshot and deploy my app’s code.
I understand the basics of configuration management tools but none in particular. Am I doing myself a disservice by not using Puppet/Chef/Ansible/Salt?
I’m one guy and don’t have a lot of time to learn a big tool which I’m clearly trying to avoid.
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