Otter Documentation

What is Otter?

Otter helps you provision and configure your servers automatically, without ever needing to log-in to a command prompt. You can define reusable sets of configurations called roles, and then scale your infrastructure by simply assigning these roles to any number of servers. Manage everything from the intuitive web-based dashboard...

What is Configuration Drift?

Configuration drift is when a server's actual configuration is different than the desired configuration. It can occur expectedly, or unexpectedly. Otter continuously monitors the state of your infrastructure, and reports or automatically remediates, when your servers unexpectedly drift from desired configuration...

What is OtterScript?

A Domain-Specific Language that was designed in tandem with the execution engine to represent configuration plans and orchestration plans. It is neither a general-purpose programming language, nor a general-purpose mark-up language, it was inspired by both, and allows you to build declarative and imperative plans...

Defining and Managing your Configuration

Plans are the instructions that tell Otter exactly how to provision and configure your servers. They are written in OtterScript, and can be developed using the drag-and-drop editor. You can easily switch back-and-forth between visual and text modes when building a plan...

Assets in Otter

Assets make it easier to automate your infrastructure by leveraging existing scripts and files to create Configuration and Orchestration Plans and scale up.
Maintain compliance and security by creating Rafts. You can restrict access to your assets in various Environments and restrict access to specific environments...

Otter's Step-by-step Installation Guide

Otter will install on any supported version of Windows; simply click through the installer to get Otter up and running in minutes. Through the installer, you will select the edition you wish to install, a trial, the free edition, or enter a license key. Review the step-by-step Installation Guide for details as to what's happening behind the scenes...