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Mustache templates with ncf and CFEngine

Why use mustache template When you start a configuration management project, you promptly discover that there are are two ways of managing your configuration files. You can either edit the existing ones or use templates to replace them all. Editing pros and cons: it is more complex and more bug prone it is easier when […] Read more

Avoid CFEngine hanging on start with the ignore_interfaces.rx file

Using CFEngine on a regular basis (and training people to use it), I often have to deploy CFEngine agents on virtual machines. Trouble is that often virtual machines (especially the ones cloned a bit hastily) have broken network configurations (incorrect hosts file, stray network interfaces …). While CFEngine is quite tolerant about network failures, it […] Read more

Normation aux RMLL 2013 !

Après Solutions Linux, Normation sera présente aux Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2013, qui ont eu lieu du 6 au  11 juillet à Bruxelles. Cette année Normation est sponsor “Ami”, et présentera pas moins de SEPT sessions pendant l’événement. L’équipe Rudder tiendra un stand avec démonstrations et échanges tout au long des 4 jours. Découvrez […] Read more

Normation aux RMLL 2012

Après Solution Linux, Normation était présente aux Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2012, qui ont eu lieu du 7 au 12 juillet à Genève. Les RMLL sont un évènement majeur qui regroupe chaque année un programme ambitieux construit autour de 8 thématiques. Ce n’est pas moins de CINQ conférences et workshops qui ont été donné(e)s […] Read more

CFEngine Community Event in Montreal

During the CFEngine training session in Montreal two weeks ago, Normation and CFEngine organized a community event, to reach CFEngine users in the French speaking Canada. The event was a success, and we even met some potential CFEngineers there, eager to join the community. This event was fully sponsored by CFEngine, who we thank extensively […] Read more

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Rudder and Android working together

After a hard couple of days trying to get it done with our friends from Genymobile, we finally managed to craft a lovely Android compatible Rudder prototype ! Thanks to CFEngine flexibility, we are now able to manage Android-based systems from a standard Rudder server. Thus, we are currently the only user-friendly oriented configuration management […] Read more

Matinale “Infrastructures IT : Concilier best practices et contraintes du quotidien”

Le 14 mars dernier s’est tenu une matinale dans les locaux parisiens de Normation qui a été un franc succès avec plus d’une vingtaine de participants, sur le thème suivant : Infrastructures IT : Concilier best practices et contraintes du quotidien Disponibilité, prévention des risques, sécurité, industrialisation, gestion des changements, partage des connaissances … autant […] Read more

Normation: our mission, why Rudder and our offer

Yesterday, we held a seminar in our offices titled IT infrastructure: Balancing best practices and everyday constraints. Mark Burgess, pioneer of software configuration management and founding CTO of CFEngine AS, was our guest star, and gave a very interesting talk about the Third Wave of IT Management. We took the opportunity to introduce Normation, presenting […] Read more

Barcamp Rudder 2.4.0 – Portes ouvertes

Cette semaine, de mercredi à mercredi (du 22 au 29 février donc), Normation va faire son premier Barcamp Rudder ! Mais qu’est-ce qu’un barcamp ? D’après Wikipedia : Un BarCamp est une rencontre, une non-conférence ouverte qui prend la forme d’ateliers-événements participatifs où le contenu est fourni par les participants qui doivent tous, à un […] Read more

Configuration management tools for cloud computing (Open World Forum 2011)

The Open World Forum 2011 edition took place last week in Paris. I was invited to present a workshop in the Cloud Computing track. This gave me the opportunity to outline the importance of optimizing the “setup” phase of machines when using cloud computing. Today’s tools and APIs make it very easy to create and […] Read more

Formations Cfengine 3 à Paris et Bruxelles

Cfengine 3 est un logiciel de gestion de configuration open source très puissant, permettant de gérer efficacement des parcs informatiques de toutes tailles. Comme la plupart des outils complexe, un temps d’apprentissage est nécessaire pour l’utiliser au mieux. Nous organisons des sessions de formation à Paris, les 15, 16 et 17 juin, et à Bruxelles […] Read more

Why we use Cfengine: file editing

Here at Normation, we use Cfengine 3 extensively for configuration management across Linux and Windows servers. A question we get often is why Cfengine? I’d like to focus this post on file editing. Since Configuration Management has a lot to do with configuration files, file editing (either from a template, or just setting parameters) is […] Read more

Cfengine tip: Keeping cf-execd alive (whatever happens)

As good as your configuration management tool may be, it can only do it’s job if it’s running. Some tips on making sure this is the case, whatever happens. Why just cf-execd? With Cfengine, the “heavy lifting” is done by cf-agent, which is normally run on a regular interval by cf-execd (a daemon that runs […] Read more

Why we use Cfengine: memory footprint

Here at Normation, we use Cfengine 3 extensively for configuration management across Linux and Windows servers. A question we get often is why Cfengine? This is phrased either as What is so great about Cfengine? or What is the difference between Cfengine and Puppet or Chef? (as a reminder of how these 3 projects are […] Read more

FOSDEM: Configuration Management wishlist

We were at FOSDEM in Brussels last weekend (OK, like every year, and like thousand of others – yes it’s that good an event!). Alongside a huge number of interesting talks, events and people, of particular interest to us was the Configuration Management DevRoom, organized by James and Nigel from Puppet Labs. It hosted brilliant […] Read more

Installation de Cfengine depuis les sources

Cfengine est un logiciel de gestion de configuration, en constante évolution (surtout depuis que la version 3 est sortie l’an dernier). Cfengine AS, la société commerciale soutenant le produit, fournit depuis quelques mois des versions de CFengine directement packagées pour les différentes distributions ici (nécessite un login/mot de passe, création du compte gratuite). Néanmoins, on […] Read more

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Cfengine 3 presentation @ RMLL 2010

From the 6 to 11 July 2010, the 11th RMLL are hosted in Bordeaux, a great meeting for anyone interested with Free Software and their uses. Among the numerous very interesting presentations and round tables, I gave a presentation about the advantages of configuration management, and how Cfengine 3 works to help you deal with […] Read more

Conférences : Loadays et RMLL

Normation a eu la chance de participer à la première édition des Loadays, ou Linux Open Administration Days. Retour rapide sur cet évènement, et rendez-vous à la prochaine grande conférence du libre : les RMLL à Bordeaux du 6 au 11 juillet 2010. Le weekend du 10-11 avril 2010, une école de la ville d’Anvers […] Read more

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