CFEngine 3.7.5 LTS and 3.10.1 LTS released!

We’re happy to announce maintenance releases for both supported CFEngine release branches today! Being maintenance (aka patch) releases, the goal is to increase stability and reliability for CFEngine users and enable a safe upgrade-path. As such, the releases primarily include bugfixes and …

Config Management Camp Gent 2017: Recap

Last week we attended Config Management Camp in Gent Belgium. There were 7 talks in the CFEngine devroom. Christian Linden kicked things off with his presentation “Get set for getting work done by CFEngine“. He covered the basics of what you need to …

Community Advisory Board Q4 2016

The notes from the Q4 2016 meeting can be found in the github repository. This meeting marks 2 years for the Community Advisory Board. As a reminder the current board members include: Bas van der Vlies Jonathan Clarke Mike Svoboda Ted Zlatanov …

Interview with CFEngine user Natxo Asenjo

This interview was conducted by Aleksey Tsalolikhin / 3 Aug 2016 Q: What can you tell our readers about yourself? How did you start using CFEngine? A: I am a Spanish sysadmin living and working in The Netherlands (Dutch spouse). All round …

Infrastructure management at scale: An overview of CFEngine Enterprise

This post was authored by Aleksey Tsalolikhin and has been re-published with his consent. I recently spoke at Digital Media Educators Conference (DMEC) on Infrastructure Management at Scale and the skills educators need to impart to up and coming system administrators. This …

Badlock Reporting and Remediation

By now you have probably heard about the Badlock vulnerability (CVE-2016-2118)in DCE/RPC-based SAMR and LSA protocols used in the Microsoft Windows ActiveDirectory infrastructure as well as other critical security flows in Samba. With CFEngine Enterprise you can simply tag any variable or …

Congratulations 2015 CFEngine Champions

Each year we like to take a moment to recognize outstanding community members for their contributions. Contributions come in the form of code contributions to core, organizing community meet-ups, giving talks about CFEngine at conferences, sharing policy, to helping other users on …

CFEngine 3.8.0 non-LTS beta is ready for testing

We’re happy to announce that CFEngine 3.8.0 non-LTS beta is now ready for testing! The established CFEngine release schedule shows that the 3.8.0 final version is due before January 2016, so it’s time to test and fix any remaining issues. Please note …

Modular policies with autorun and the augments_file

1, 2, 3.7 GO! CFEngine 3.7 was released just over a week ago and one of the neat things with 3.7 is the new augments_file also known as def.json or overrides. What’s so neat about it? It’s going to make your future …