we are currently testing "The Foreman". We do use chef-solo and we don't
want to switch to puppet. Is it possible to use MCollective and Chef-Solo
with "The Foreman" on our clients to get Reports and Audits? What will we
"loose" if we do not use Puppet on our clients?
I can answer the chef part of your questions.
you should be able to upload reports and facts (base of audits) from chef-
solo. I don't know anyone who've tried that from chef-solo but there are
success stories uploading reports and facts from usual chef-clients to
You'll need to install chef plugin to your foreman installation  and use
chef handlers in chef solo . I'm not sure whether and how chef-solo handles
handlers though. You can find some more information about chef integration on
our wiki . Also I'd recommend watching FOSDEM presentation about this topic
Currently this is the only chef integration we have. Using puppet would allow
you something that chef-server does for chef-clients. Plus other smaller
things like triggering puppet runs… But since you don't seem to use chef-
server you won't miss much.
MCollective support was worked on recently and you can watch some demos at 
- Sprint 16 and 17 to get the idea. Probably others can explain better than
If you try chef-solo and Foreman, I'll be happy to hear the results.
 Chef-support - Foreman
 Foreman :: Media
On Wednesday 26 of March 2014 04:28:32 engel der wrote:
> we are currently testing "The Foreman". We do use chef-solo and we don't
> want to switch to puppet. Is it possible to use MCollective and Chef-Solo
> with "The Foreman" on our clients to get Reports and Audits? What will we
> "loose" if we do not use Puppet on our clients?