Munki is a set of tools that, used together with a webserver-based repository of packages and package metadata, can be used by OS X administrators to manage software installs (and in many cases removals on OS X client machines. Munki can install software packaged in the Apple package format, and also supports Adobe CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 Enterprise Deployment packages, and drag-and-drop disk images as installer sources. Additionally, Munki can be configured to install Apple Software Updates, either from Apple's server, or yours. Munki is currently in use at organizations all over the world, managing software for tens of thousands of Macs.

munki alternatives

  • Puppet

  • Puppet Data Center Automation Solution helps you save time, gain visibility into your server environment, and ensure consistency across your IT infrastructure.

    tags: task-management automation ruby data-center-automation it-infrastructure
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • Salt

  • Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer and provision servers in a fast and efficient way.

    tags: task-management deployment configuration-management server-administration remote-execution
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Chef

  • Chef is an open source systems integration framework built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure. You write source code to describe how you want each part of your infrastructure to be built, then apply those descriptions to your servers. The result is a fully automated infrastructure: when a new server comes on line, the only thing you have to do is tell Chef what role it should play in your architecture.

    tags: virtualization ruby system-administration perl configuration-management
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

  • SAM-Solution is a management tool for IT-infrastructures, intended for companies. It allows to centralize system and software migrations, as well as backup and restoration of user data. This tool design goal is to help the system adminstrator of a company in his work, and to be easily usable by the final user.

    tags: management-software management-tools
    platform: Windows Linux Self-Hosted
  • JAMF Casper Suite

  • Casper Suite simplifies the lives of system administrators with a comprehensive platform to manage Mac OS X computers and iOS mobile devices. The Casper Suite increases the efficiency of your IT staff, reduces the cost of ownership, and minimizes liability by allowing your organization to build and sustain a stable, cost effective, and user-friendly computing environment.

    tags: system-administration software-installation software-inventory software-deployment software-distribution
    platform: Mac OS X Linux iPhone iPad
  • Bcfg2

  • Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. It is the fifth generation of configuration management tools developed in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory.

    tags: configuration-management server-management system-administration
    platform: Mac OS X Linux
  • Cfengine

  • Ensure complianceDefine the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies.

    tags: configuration data-center-automation it-infrastructure system-administration
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • FileWave

  • • File-Level Distribution• Imaging• Mobile Device Management• Client Management• System Updates• Self-Service Kiosk• Dashboard• Integrated Inventory• License Management• Directory / API Classroom Management

    tags: deployment macros imaging mdm
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone