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Jurica Borozan

Extending the CFEngine Policy Update Procedure

Introduction The policy update procedure in the masterfiles policy framework is fairly straightforward - copy all files matching $(update_def.input_name_patterns) from hub’s $(sys.masterdir) directory to clients $(sys.inputdir) directory. Copying everything everywhere and then use some selection (or “classes”) to determine what to do is fine at beginning. My first solution to manage computers in some computer system or landscape was to use “IPv4_*” (or hostname) classes, that pretty soon became hard to maintain and very hard to change.

Posted by Jurica Borozan
October 28, 2016