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Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 38 - Sneak peek of CFEngine 3.24

Interested to see what’s new in the next LTS version (3.24) of CFEngine? Nick joins Craig and Cody to see what’s coming in 3.24. From the new groups feature which allows you to assign data to a group of hosts to improvements in filtering and new functionality in Build and other changes in behavior, checkout the video for all the details. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
June 27, 2024

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 37 - Windows package management

Curious about package management with CFEngine on Windows? After sharing some history on Microsoft’s global advertising campaign for “Where do you want to go today?” Craig shared some of his recent experiments with several windows based package managers as well as their related challenges. Craig discussed difficulties with the msiexec package module, such as distinguishing which packages need installation through msi while also identifying software for removal by name, a task that can be challenging.

Posted by Nick Anderson
May 30, 2024

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 36 - Upgrading to Enterprise

It’s easy to switch from Community to Enterprise. Craig demonstrates the process of migrating from Community to Enterprise and touches on using many of the available components and tools from cf-remote to cf-net and so much in-between. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees. Join the next webinar to not miss this discussion.

Posted by Nick Anderson
April 25, 2024

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 35 - Automatic grouping of hosts with select_class

Have you ever wanted some hosts to organize themselves into different groups, but without spending time to worry about assigning a specific group? Cody, Craig, and Nick talk about using the select_class feature in CFEngine. Nick implements automatic assignment of a maintainer for each host: You want to assign a maintainer to each host that should be the primary point of contact. Some hosts should may have a specific maintainer, but generally, you don’t care about the relationship between the person and the actual function of the machine.

Posted by Nick Anderson
March 28, 2024

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 34 - Host visibility with containerized CFEngine

Curious about getting visibility of a host where you can’t install CFEngine natively, but can run a container? Craig shows us how he’s getting inventory from his Torizon Verdin IMX8MP by deploying a container with a chroot containing volumes bind mounted from the host. A long post show discussion was had about CfgMgmtCamp as well as a long troubleshooting session dealing with a prickly package management situation. Video The video recording is available on YouTube:

Posted by Nick Anderson
February 29, 2024

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 33 - Interview with Mark Burgess

The CFEngine team celebrates 30 years of CFEngine and has a chat with Mark Burgess, the original creator and author of CFEngine. Mark delves into the early chapters of his journey, tracing back the roots of his inspiration to science fiction sagas like Star Trek and Dr. Who, and the literary works of Isaac Asimov, Aurthur C. Clarke, and Paul Davies. Mark recalled his first computer, the fabulous, most programmable, decomposable, put back together-able, expandable thing, a BBC-b microcomputer.

Posted by Nick Anderson
January 25, 2024

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 32 - Fireside chat w/ Mike Weilgart

Curious about how users feel about using CFEngine? Cody and Nick are joined by Mike Weilgart, a long time CFEngine user about his history and how CFEngine compares to other tools he has been using recently. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees. Join the next webinar to not miss this discussion.

Posted by Nick Anderson
December 28, 2023

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 31 - Sneak peek of CFEngine 3.23

Join the team for a sneak peek of what’s coming in 3.23.0. Herman joins Cody, Craig and Nick to discuss what’s new in the upcoming release of CFEngine 3.23.0. We look at improvements to Groups in Mission Portal with easier ways to specify specific hosts that should or should not be part of the group based on reported attributes. This new functionality makes it much easier to affect change across a set of hosts without touching policy.

Posted by Nick Anderson
November 30, 2023

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 30 - Profiling CFEngine policy

Imagine having the power to identify the exact lines of your CFEngine policy that are slowing down your executions. In this episode, we’ll guide you through the art of profiling CFEngine policy for improved performance. In Episode 30 of “The agent is in,” Nick and team dives into the topic of profiling CFEngine policy. We explore tools and techniques to identify performance bottlenecks and optimize CFEngine deployments. The episode covers the following main points:

Posted by Nick Anderson
October 19, 2023

Show notes: The agent is in - Episode 29 - Basic Docker inventory with CFEngine

Ever been curious about Docker details or the cruft that has built up and could be cleared out? Craig, Cody, and Nick chat about some of the work Craig has been doing recently, using Docker in development and CI. Craig shows how to develop policy to inventory various Docker details like image names, counts of dangling images, and reclaimable disk space. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
September 28, 2023