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Getting started with CFengine

An introduction to CFengine 3 for linux and UNIX sysadmins.

Needing to manage a large number of machines can be a daunting task for any sys admin, unless you have a lot of sys admins. While it’s generally easier to manage large number of Linux and UNIX hosts there can be a great advantage to use a centralized management system .

I will cover CFengine. Cfengine is the original central management system written by Mark Burgess in 1993. I will cover the newest generation of CFengine: Version 3.