Top 10 DevOps Tools for Automation

In this tutorial, we will list and explain top 10 DevOps tools for automation which is highly used in Infrastructure automation.

DevOps tool is used to speed up our work with some kind of procedure, and there is no any single tool which can full fill all kinds of our automation requirement such as provision, auto deploy, code deployment, and configuration.Top 10 DevOps Tools for Automation

We have listed some of the top 10 DevOps tools for Automation, from this some of them you already know.

Ansible tool

Ansible is basically used for server/configuration management and it is an agent-less configuration. Here we call configuration modules as playbooks which are written in “yaml” format. Ansible can be used for both local and cloud provisioning.

Terraform tool

Terraform is used for Infrastructure configuration tool, It is written in Go and developed by Hashicorp. Terraform use state files from which it will maintain the state of infrastructure. Terraform is very easy to understand and implement.

Packer tool

Packer is used to automating the creation of any type of machine images. Nowadays packer is used on AWS Cloud. It provides high-end configuration management for you to use automated scripts to install and configuration the software within your packer-made images.  It supports to build images for Amazon EC2, CloudStack, DigitalOcean, VMware, VirtualBox, Docker, GCE, Azure.


Docker is used to creating isolated environments for applications called containers. Docker is also called as next step of virtualization. Nowadays in all DevOps tools, Docker is highly used in virtualization.

Chef tool

The chef is a DevOps Popular tool which is a ruby based configuration tool. Chef has the concept of cookbooks where you code your infrastructure in domain specific language (DSL) with a little bit of programming which is also known as “Infrastructure as code”. Chef provision the machine according to the cookbook but you need to setup agent on all server. The agent will be the responsible to pull the cookbooks from the chef master and runs on the server.


Puppet tool is also a ruby based configuration management tool such as chef. More or less it works similar to the chef works. In puppet configuration code is written in puppet DSL as a module. There is a puppet agent which need to run on all servers. Puppet agent pulls the module from the puppet server and installed packages specified in the module.


Saltstack tool is an open configuration management tool – it is python based which support remote execution of commands. In chef and puppet there is an agent which pull configuration from the server but in Saltstack you can push too many nodes simultaneously. Saltstack is very fast in code compilation and configuration.


Jenkins is a CI/CD Opensource tool which is used for faster delivery of the application. Jenkins need to configure with version control such as GitHub or SVN. Jenkins can be used for building pipelines for the application provisioning and deployment, it is also called as pipeline as a code.

When we push any code then Jenkins server build and test the latest/new code and notifies the team with result and changes.


Vagrant is used for a development environment for configuring virtual machines. Vagrant works one step up than the VM solutions such as Virtualbox, VMware, Hyper-V etc. In Vagrant configuration file is called as Vagrantfile, which contains all the parameter which are needed to VM. Vagrant can be used for Cloud Provisioning, configure tool and docker.

New Relic

A new Relic is a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for monitoring such as application. It supports various application which is PHP, Ruby, Java, NodeJS etc. New Relic monitor real-time about the application running. To monitor any of the application we need to the installed agent on application to get real-time data.  Similar to this there is another monitor tool such as Sensu, datadog and etc…

Sensu is used to monitor framework and it is an Opensource which is written in Ruby. Datadog is a server monitoring solutions.

These are the Top 10 DevOps Tools for Automation.

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