Learning CFEngine – An Automation Story

Hearing a user speak is worth more than self-glorification! As we come up to year-end, it is time to start thinking about turkeys (well if you celebrate Thanksgiving like they do out here), and of course Christmas and the festive season it …

A Primer on CFEngine 3.6 Autorun

CFEngine recently released version 3.6, which makes deploying and using cfengine easier than ever before. The greatest improvement in 3.6, in my opinion, is by far the autorun feature. I’m going to demonstrate how to get a policy server set up with …

Guest Blog – Monitoring CFEngine with Zabbix

In this installment we turn to Danilo Fernando Chilene who recently wrote about monitoring CFEngine with Zabbix. The original blog can be found at – http://bicofino.io/blog/2014/08/22/monitoring-cfengine-with-zabbix/. In this particular piece learn about how Zabbix can be leveraged to monitor processes, memory use and the promise summary …

Take the Plunge! Upgrading to CFEngine 3.6.1

We recently announced the general availability of CFEngine Enterprise 3.6.1. One of the key capabilities added to this maintenance release is a supported upgrade process. In today’s post, I’ll walk you through an outline of the upgrade procedure, which will hopefully provide …

Join our Webinar for Financial Services Organizations This Thursday

Today’s financial services firms are operating in an IT environment of ever-increasing complexity, unprecedented regulatory requirements, and a need to move faster than ever before.  In order to effectively compete in this new reality, firms are turning to IT automation as a …

CFEngine and Mark Burgess at Silicon Valley Devops Days

As any of you know, CFEngine was a proud Gold Sponsor of the Silicon Valley 2014 DevOps Days Conference last month in Mountain View, along with other industry-leading sponsors such as IBM, CA Technologies, Dell, and Red Hat. If you were unable to attend …

Getting Started with CFEngine Webinar This Thursday

Join CFEngine partner Vertical Sysadmin for a free webinar this Thursday – Getting Started with CFEngine: Basic Concepts and Q&A. This event will cover topics from high-level system architecture to the anatomy of writing a promise to help you get productive quickly with CFEngine.  Specific items to …