Enterprise API Examples · Tutorials. See Also: Tutorial for Running Examples. CFEngine Manual. Table of Contents. Table of Contents. CFEngine CFEngine is a configuration management system that provides a framework for.

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The configuration file looks like this:. The following event ids are defined in CFEngine Enterprise, allowing categorisation of the log message based on its documeentation.

These can later be integrated at the policy hub to ensure that they are run on all Windows documntation. You can turn on verbose logging to log all messages, like the following example. The author has a blog at http: Note that these variables are not statically coded, but retrieved from the current system.

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CFEngine Enterprise can maintain complete control of the state of all Windows services. The example policy will now be executed every five minutes along with the rest of your main policy. Windows service managementUp: Windows registry managementUp: File and documemtation permissionsUp: Windows service managementPrevious: Note that only one body common control is allowed per agent activation.

CFEngine Enterprise policies use the name, not the display name, due to the need of uniqueness. To avoid this, use the background attribute in the action body-part. I hope I didn’t complicate things further.

These promises are encapsulated under the databases: Now exit “Insert” mode by pressing “esc”. Run cf-key -l C: The result of this documenhation that if the autoapt. The body common control refers to those promises that are hard-coded into all CFEngine components and therefore affect the behavior of all components.


This example ensures that the Windows Time service is running on all Windows hosts, and that Remote registry is disabled on all Windows servers. If we assume the policy server’s IP address is ‘ It isn’t related to the article here, but I pointed it out cfrngine an example of a valid “copy” line. Windows share paths double backslashes also need escaping. To allow taking specific actions on different Windows versions, one of the following hard classes is defined. This will return to the command prompt.

As you documfntation familiar with CFEngine, you’ll probably start ccengine this command to this equivalent:.

Policies contain bundleswhich are collections documentatioj promises. You cannot have duplicate control bodies i. Well one common job for automating is to ensure that you have particular packages installed upon all your clients.

For example, the getgid function does not return anything on Windows. I think that it will become much more popular when it becomes more mature – and then I can use cfengine to install it. I’m hoping to get people at my current workplace into using it, since it looks much more high-level and flexible than cfengine, and supports using apt-get to install packages automatically, etc.

Windows ACLs are a complex topic by itself, with support for more than ten different permission bits and inheritance. Provided somebody doesn’t show me where I’m missing this feature I may try to code it up sometime.



Now, go to your terminal e. Finally, one should note that Windows lacks support for certain features that are utilised in Unix versions of CFEngine.

On the plus side it is cleaner and has more flexability. This bundle promises to report on any class of hosts.

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Testing policies locallyUp: Again type “vi” then “Enter” then i to insert the following:. Posted by siprbaum Cfngine potential problem source when writing policies for windows is that paths to executables often contain spaces. Windows registry managementPrevious: On the server side, Windows Server and newer is supported. CFEngine doesn’t like lines to be broken up like this. Note the full path to the binary in the above command. I’ve not seen that error before, but I think I can see where it comes from.

Your path might vary depending on your platform and the packages your are using. Several people have suggested I look at Puppet which is something I’ve been doing for the past few weeks. Note if your CFEngine administrator has enabled continuous deployment of the policy from a Version Control System, your changes may be overwritten!

It should generate no output, which indicates correct syntax and license.