CFEngine Blog

The CFEngine team posts here about upcoming releases, new exciting features and thoughts about configuration management software, configuration management best practices and their own experiences.

Introducing The CFEngine 3.6 Highlights Series

by Jonathan Thorpe - April 02, 2014

Over the next few months we’ll be blogging about some of the great features, enhancements and bug fixes coming in CFEngine 3.6.  All too often new software is released without anyone taking the time to tell you what’s been done and why it matters.

To start the series we have a blog post by Nick Anderson on the new Host Info Report in the community edition.

Check back each week to learn more about CFEngine 3.6.


The Host Info Report has been available in CFEngine Enterprise for some time, it will now be available to community users in CFEngine 3.6. The Host Info Report is a great way to get value immediately if you are using CFEngine for the first time.

So what does it do? The Host Info Report contains detailed information on the host that CFEngine is running on. Read on to learn more about how to enable and use the report.


The Dawn of Meltdowns

by Thomas Ryd - February 26, 2014

We are quickly becoming a more software defined world. The music, movie, automotive and telecoms are examples of industries going through disruptiveness due to innovative software defined products. In this new world, IT-operational efficiency has risen to be more critical to businesses than ever.


Engaging with the CFEngine community at Scale 12x

by Jonathan Thorpe - February 25, 2014

My name is Jonathan Thorpe and I recently joined CFEngine to work with the CFEngine community. Scale was my first show with CFEngine and I came back extremely energized and enthusiastic about the CFEngine community in SoCal.  


CFEngine 3.6 Beta 1 released to Community

by Volker Hilsheimer - January 31, 2014

We're proud to release the first Beta package of CFEngine 3.6 to the Community for testing. The new version of CFEngine introduces a huge number of new features to the CFEngine language and a lot of improvements behind the scene.