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Likelihood to Recommend

Ansible

Ansible works well if you can rely on having rock solid SSH connectivity. It also works well with the instances that you're configurations are relatively disposable. As Ansible makes changes as it processes the playbook, it is possible for changes to be made halfway down the playbook and then a failure to put the instance in an in-between state where it's neither the before state or after state. Rather it's somewhere in between.
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Ivanti Endpoint Manager

It is well suited for compliance and information gathering/reports. You can query about literally anything in any given machine's environment. It is definitely well sure for very large corporations.
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Pros

  • Easy to learn programming. It just utilizes YAML which is easy to learn and doesn't take as much time to pick up.
  • Fast deployment. If you are allowed to use SSH in your architecture, it is a very fast deployment.
  • Repeatability, you can deploy a node many times and get the same result each time.
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  • Software distribution - the ability to sit and provide software when a machine calls home works phenomenally well. You may also target based on certain conditions, ranging from LDAP queries down to hardware revisions of individual components.
  • Operating system provisioning - the range of choice in sequential execution is second to none. We migrated from MDT to Ivanti's providing with relative ease.
  • Patching and compliance - you're able to get extremely granular, and the rollout project templates make rolling it a particular patch from QA to Production an automated breeze
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Cons

  • Ansible currently doesn't have a way to keep a node in a current state like what puppet or DSC can do.
  • Ansible uses SSH which sometimes is not a good security practice.
  • You have to be good to set up system totally with secure SSH keys, Sudo, etc.
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  • Provisioning is not as simple to implement as it could be.
  • There are often multiple ways to accomplish a task, and it isn't always clear which path is the best.
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Ivanti Endpoint Manager9.0
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Landesk Management Suite is an important part of our business. It's a useful tool that does what we need it to do on a daily basis. Landesk support is also improving which is nice to see. Overall the product continues to get better and I recommend it to anyone needing a package with such features.
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Performance

Ansible7.5
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Out of the box, Ansible can be slow over a bad connection, as it's establishing an SSH connection to the target server for each little task. There are some adjustments you can make to the defaults that greatly improve performance. And if you run Ansible on the same network as the target (i.e. by using a jump box or Jenkins server), then it can be crazy fast. I'd give it a 10 for speed except that it does require these adjustments first.
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IEM beats our old solution due to widest solution set. It does more, and does it more successfully and more thoroughly, that any other solution out there.
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Return on Investment

  • Ansible heped us to organize our management process.
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  • Quicker to upgrade OS, deploy patches and be responsive.
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Pricing Details

Ansible

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Ivanti Endpoint Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details