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JetPorch

the Jet Enterprise Professional Orchestrator, aka Jet
Jet is a general-purpose, community-driven IT automation platform for configuration, deployment, orchestration, patching, and arbitrary task execution workflows.
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Jet features:
  • A strong emphasis on language simplicity, consistency, and stability with a minimal aesthetic
  • Extremely fast Rust-powered multithreaded parallel SSH (available now)
  • Multi-worker distributed SSH fanout (coming Q4 2023) and true planetary scale automation (coming December 2023/January 2024)
  • An enterprise security and audit focus
  • Friendly, easy-to-read documentation
Jet is being lead by Michael DeHaan, the original creator of popular IT automation programs Cobbler and Ansible.
Jet's engine and included modules are implemented in Rust though soon user modules will be able to be implemented in any language that can speak JSON. To keep up with the project (or get involved), see the community links in the sidebar!

The Basics

Additional Summary Info

Language Design
Performance And Capabilities
But Wait, There's More
To make things easy for IT users with Ansible familiarity, jet uses a YAML dialect similar to the Ansible playbook language. While our playbook language is different than classic Ansible, an analogy might be to consider UK vs American English. Glacier! Aluminum! Schedule!
Templating also uses a familiar bracket syntax, this time using Handlebars as the template engine, so porting content should remain straightforward. We have also made variable handling predictable by having less places to define variables.
We want the Jet language to be very stable to avoid any needed content changes during user upgrades. As such, the language documentation will be treated as a specification. Wherever possible, we will be deliberate in the design process to eliminate any breaking changes to the existing user automation content.
Jet is implemented in Rust, producing efficient native binaries cable of massive parallelism. Rust's compiler also checks code to an extremely aggressive degree due to the best-in-class type system, greatly benefitting code quality. Similarly, Jet's code itself is designed to check automation parameters aggressively to avoid runtime surprises and common human errors.
While the engine is Rust, Jet's native modules rely on shell access alone on remote systems in terms of what they execute. No dynamic language runtimes need to be installed on remote systems. However, through external module features, Jet will still be able to execute JSON-based modules written in other languages.
Jet's first release initially supports local configuration and SSH. successive releases, we will share additional options for extremely powerful SSH-fan out and "Planetary Scale" configuration modes.
Jet runs great on or from Macs and both Linux and soon BSD operating systems are primary goals for module support -- Jet has no interest in Windows. Additional modules and language features will be added over time.
Tons of features not mentioned here are scattered throughout the documentation site. Feel free to explore the various chapters. You may also get a good idea of the feel of Jet by looking at some example playbook content. If you have any questions, stop by chat and we'd be glad to talk with you about almost anything!
Jetporch (also referred to herein as Jet) is a GPLv3 licensed, community-developed open source program. Jetporch is unaffiliated with Ansible or Red Hat Inc. Ansible is a registered trademark of Red Hat Inc. and is also a GPLv3 licensed open source application.
Jetporch does not come with a warranty, expressed or implied. Usage is always at your own risk.