SQL Schema

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CFEngine allows standardized SQL SELECT queries to be used with REST API. Queries can be used with following database schema.

curl -k --user admin:admin https://hub.cfengine.com/api/query -X POST -d "{ \"query\": \"SELECT Hosts.HostName, Hosts.IPAddress FROM Hosts WHERE hostname = 'hub'\"}"

Table: Hosts

Hosts table contains basic information about hosts managed by CFEngine.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • HostName (text) Host name locally detected on the host, configurable as hostIdentifier option in Settings API and Mission Portal settings UI.

  • IPAddress (text) IP address of the host derived from the lastseen database (this is expected to be the IP address from which connections come from, beware NAT will cause multiple hosts to appear to have the same IP address).

  • LastReportTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp of the most recent successful report collection.

  • FirstReportTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when the host reported to the hub for the first time, which indicate when the host was bootstrapped to the hub.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       hostname,
       ipaddress,
       lastreporttimestamp,
       firstreporttimestamp
FROM   hosts;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=a4dd...
hostname             | host001
ipaddress            | 192.168.33.151
lastreporttimestamp  | 2015-03-10 14:20:20+00
firstreporttimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:40:20+00
-[ RECORD 2 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=3b94...
hostname             | hub
ipaddress            | 192.168.33.65
lastreporttimestamp  | 2015-03-10 14:20:20+00
firstreporttimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:34:20+00
-[ RECORD 3 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=2aab...
hostname             | host002
ipaddress            | 192.168.33.152
lastreporttimestamp  | 2015-03-10 14:20:20+00
firstreporttimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:40:20+00

Table: AgentStatus

Agent status contains information about last cf-agent execution.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • AgentExecutionInterval (integer) Estimated interval in which cf-agent is being executed, as cf-agent execution interval is expressed in cfengine context expressions (Min00_05 etc.) it can be not regular, this interval is discovered by analyzing last few cf-agent execution timestamps. Expressed in seconds.

  • LastAgentLocalExecutionTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp of last cf-agent execution on the host.

  • LastAgentExecutionStatus (OK/FAIL) cf-agent execution status. In case cf-agent will not execute within 3x AgentExecutionInterval from last execution, status will be set to FAIL. Failure may indicate cf-execd issues, or cf-agent crashes.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       agentexecutioninterval,
       lastagentlocalexecutiontimestamp,
       lastagentexecutionstatus
FROM   agentstatus;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]--------------------|-----------------------
hostkey                          | SHA=3b94d...
agentexecutioninterval           | 277
lastagentlocalexecutiontimestamp | 2015-03-11 12:37:39+00
lastagentexecutionstatus         | OK
-[ RECORD 2 ]--------------------|-----------------------
hostkey                          | SHA=a4dd5...
agentexecutioninterval           | 275
lastagentlocalexecutiontimestamp | 2015-03-11 12:36:36+00
lastagentexecutionstatus         | OK
-[ RECORD 3 ]--------------------|-----------------------
hostkey                          | SHA=2aab8...
agentexecutioninterval           | 284
lastagentlocalexecutiontimestamp | 2015-03-11 12:36:51+00
lastagentexecutionstatus         | OK

Table: Contexts

CFEngine contexts present on hosts at their last reported cf-agent execution.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • ContextName (text) CFEngine context set by cf-agent.

  • MetaTags (text[]) List of meta tags set for the context.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp since when context is set in its current form. Note: If any of context attributes change, the timestamp will be updated.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       contextname,
       metatags,
       changetimestamp
FROM   contexts;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
contextname     | enterprise_3_6_5
metatags        | {inventory,attribute_name=none,source=agent,hardclass}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-11 09:50:11+00
-[ RECORD 2 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
contextname     | production
metatags        | {report,"Production environment"}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-11 09:50:11+00
-[ RECORD 3 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
contextname     | enterprise_edition
metatags        | {inventory,attribute_name=none,source=agent,hardclass}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-11 09:50:11+00

Table: Variables

Variables and their values set on hosts at their last reported cf-agent execution.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • NameSpace (text) Namespace within which the variable is set. If no namespace is set then it is set as: default.

  • Bundle (text) Bundle name where the variable is set.

  • VariableName (text) Name of the variable.

  • VariableValue (text) Variable value serialized to string.

    • List types such as: slist, ilist, rlist are serialized with CFEngine list format: {'value','value'}.
    • Data type is serialized as JSON string.
  • VariableType (text) Type of the variable. List of supported variable types.

  • MetaTags (text[]) List of meta tags set for the variable.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp since when variable is set in its current form. Note: If any of variable attributes change such as its VariableValue or Bundle, the timestamp will be updated.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       namespace,
       bundle,
       variablename,
       variablevalue,
       variabletype,
       metatags,
       changetimestamp
FROM   variables;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
namespace       | default
bundle          | cfe_autorun_inventory_memory
variablename    | total
variablevalue   | 490.00
variabletype    | string
metatags        | {source=promise,inventory,"attribute_name=Memory size (MB)"}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-11 09:51:41+00
-[ RECORD 2 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
namespace       | default
bundle          | cfe_autorun_inventory_listening_ports
variablename    | ports
variablevalue   | {'22','111','5308','38854','50241'}
variabletype    | slist
metatags        | {source=promise,inventory,"attribute_name=Ports listening"}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-11 09:51:41+00
-[ RECORD 3 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
namespace       | default
bundle          | cfe_autorun_inventory_memory
variablename    | free
variablevalue   | 69.66
variabletype    | string
metatags        | {source=promise,report}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-11 14:27:12+00

Table: Software

Software packages installed (according to local package manager) on the hosts. More information about CFEngine and package management can be found here.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • SoftwareName (text) Name of installed software package.

  • SoftwareVersion (text) Software package version.

  • SoftwareArchitecture (text) Architecture.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when the package was discovered / installed on the host.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       softwarename,
       softwareversion,
       softwarearchitecture,
       changetimestamp
FROM   software;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=a4dd5...
softwarename         | libgssapi-krb5-2
softwareversion      | 1.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
softwarearchitecture | default
changetimestamp      | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00
-[ RECORD 2 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=a4dd5...
softwarename         | whiptail
softwareversion      | 0.52.15-2ubuntu5
softwarearchitecture | default
changetimestamp      | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00
-[ RECORD 3 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=a4dd5...
softwarename         | libruby1.9.1
softwareversion      | 1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.2
softwarearchitecture | default
changetimestamp      | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00

Table: SoftwareUpdates

Patches available for installed packages on the hosts (as reported by local package manager). The most up to date patch will be listed.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • PatchName (text) Name of the software.

  • PatchVersion (text) Patch version.

  • PatchArchitecture (text) Architecture of the patch.

  • PatchReportType (INSTALLED/AVAILABLE) Patch status (INSTALLED status is specific only to SUSE Linux).

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when the new patch / version was discovered as available on the host.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       patchname,
       patchversion,
       patcharchitecture,
       patchreporttype,
       changetimestamp
FROM   softwareupdates;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=a4dd5...
patchname         | libelf1
patchversion      | 0.158-0ubuntu5.2
patcharchitecture | default
patchreporttype   | AVAILABLE
changetimestamp   | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00
-[ RECORD 2 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=a4dd5...
patchname         | libisccfg90
patchversion      | 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.2
patcharchitecture | default
patchreporttype   | AVAILABLE
changetimestamp   | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00
-[ RECORD 3 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=a4dd5...
patchname         | libc6-dev
patchversion      | 2.19-0ubuntu6.6
patcharchitecture | default
patchreporttype   | AVAILABLE
changetimestamp   | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00

Table: PromiseExecutions

Promises executed on hosts during their last reported cf-agent run.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • PolicyFile (text) Path to the file where the promise is located in.

  • ReleaseId (text) Unique identifier of masterfiles version that is executed on the host.

  • PromiseHash (text) Unique identifier of a promise. It is a hash of all promise attributes and their values.

  • NameSpace (text) Namespace within which the promise is executed. If no namespace is set then it is set as: default.

  • BundleName (text) Bundle name where the promise is executed.

  • PromiseType (text) Type of the promise.

  • Promiser (text) Object affected by a promise.

  • StackPath (text) Call stack of the promise.

  • PromiseHandle (text) A unique id-tag string for referring promise.

  • PromiseOutcome (KEPT/NOTKEPT/REPAIRED) Promise execution result.

    • KEPT - System has been found in the state as desired by the promise. CFEngine did not have to do any action to correct the state.
    • REPAIRED - State of the system differed from the desired state. CFEngine took successful action to correct it according to promise specification.
    • NOTKEPT - CFEngine has failed to converge the system according to the promise specification.
  • LogMessages (text[]) List of 5 last messages generated during promise execution. If the promise is KEPT the messages are not reported. Log messages can be used for tracking specific changes made by CFEngine while repairing or failing promise execution.

  • Promisees (text[]) List of promisees defined for the promise.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp since when the promise is continuously executed by cf-agent in its current configuration and provides the same output. Note: If any of the promise dynamic attributes change, like promise outcome, log messages or the new policy version will be rolled out. This timestamp will be changed.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       policyfile,
       releaseid,
       promisehash,
       namespace,
       bundlename,
       promisetype,
       promiser,
       stackpath,
       promisehandle,
       promiseoutcome,
       logmessages,
       promisees,
       changetimestamp
FROM   softwareupdates;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]---|---------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
policyfile      | /var/cfengine/inputs/inventory/any.cf
releaseid       | 05c0cc909d6709d816521d6cedbc4508894cc497
promisehash     | fd6d5e40b734e35d9e8b2ed071dfe390f23148053adaae3dbb936...
namespace       | default
bundlename      | inventory_autorun
promisetype     | methods
promiser        | mtab
stackpath       | /default/inventory_autorun/methods/'mtab'[0]
promisehandle   | cfe_internal_autorun_inventory_mtab
promiseoutcome  | KEPT
logmessages     | {}
promisees       | {}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00
-[ RECORD 2 ]---|---------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
policyfile      | /var/cfengine/inputs/promises.cf
releaseid       | 05c0cc909d6709d816521d6cedbc4508894cc497
promisehash     | 925b04453ef86ff2e43228a5ca5d56dc4d69ddf12378d6fdba28b...
namespace       | default
bundlename      | service_catalogue
promisetype     | methods
promiser        | security
stackpath       | /default/service_catalogue/methods/'security'[0]
promisehandle   | service_catalogue_change_management
promiseoutcome  | KEPT
logmessages     | {}
promisees       | {goal_infosec,goal_compliance}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-12 10:20:18+00
-[ RECORD 3 ]---|---------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=3b94d...
policyfile      | /var/cfengine/inputs/lib/3.6/bundles.cf
releaseid       | 05c0cc909d6709d816521d6cedbc4508894cc497
promisehash     | 47f64d43f21bc6162b4f21bf385e715535617eebc649b259ebaca...
namespace       | default
bundlename      | logrotate
promisetype     | files
promiser        | /var/cfengine/cf3.hub.runlog
stackpath       | /default/cfe_internal_management/files/'any'/default/...
promisehandle   |
promiseoutcome  | REPAIRED
logmessages     | {"Rotating files '/var/cfengine/cf3.hub.runlog'"}
promisees       | {}
changetimestamp | 2015-03-12 14:52:36+00

Table: LastSeenHosts

Information about communication between CFEngine clients. Effectively a snapshot of each hosts lastseen database (cf_lastseen.lmdb, cf-key -s) at the time of their last reported cf-agent execution.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • LastSeenDirection (INCOMING/OUTGOING) Direction within which the connection was established.

    • INCOMING - host received incoming connection.
    • OUTGOING - host opened connection to remote host.
  • RemoteHostKey (text) HostKey of the remote host.

  • RemoteHostIP (text) IP address of the remote host.

  • LastSeenTimeStamp (timestamp) Time when the connection was established.

  • LastSeenInterval (real) Average time period (seconds) between connections for the given LastSeenDirection with the host.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       lastseendirection,
       remotehostkey,
       remotehostip,
       lastseentimestamp,
       lastseeninterval
FROM   lastseenhosts;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]-----|-----------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
lastseendirection | OUTGOING
remotehostkey     | SHA=2aab8...
remotehostip      | 192.168.33.152
lastseentimestamp | 2015-03-13 12:20:45+00
lastseeninterval  | 299
-[ RECORD 2 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
lastseendirection | INCOMING
remotehostkey     | SHA=a4dd5...
remotehostip      | 192.168.33.151
lastseentimestamp | 2015-03-13 12:22:06+00
lastseeninterval  | 298
-[ RECORD 3 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=2aab8...
lastseendirection | INCOMING
remotehostkey     | SHA=3b94d...
remotehostip      | 192.168.33.65
lastseentimestamp | 2015-03-13 12:20:45+00
lastseeninterval  | 299

Table: FileChangesLog

Log of changes detected to files that are set to be monitored by cf-agent.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • PromiseHandle (text) A Uniqueue id-tag string for referring promise.

  • FileName (text) Name of the file that have changed.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when CFEngine have detected the change to the file.

  • ChangeType (text) Type of change detected on the monitored file.

    • DIFF - change in content (with file diff)
    • S - change in file stats
    • C - change in content (based on file hash)
  • ChangeDetails (text[]) Information about changes detected to the file. Such as file stats information, file diff etc.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       promisehandle,
       filename,
       changetimestamp,
       changetype,
       changedetails
FROM   filechangeslog;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]---|------------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=3b94d...
promisehandle   | my_test_promise
filename        | /tmp/app.conf
changetimestamp | 2015-03-13 13:16:10+00
changetype      | C
changedetails   | {"Content changed"}
-[ RECORD 2 ]---|------------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=3b94d...
promisehandle   | my_test_promise
filename        | /tmp/app.conf
changetimestamp | 2015-03-13 13:16:10+00
changetype      | DIFF
changedetails   | {"-,1,loglevel = info","+,1,loglevel = debug"}
-[ RECORD 3 ]---|------------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=3b94d...
promisehandle   | my_test_promise
filename        | /tmp/app.conf
changetimestamp | 2015-03-09 11:46:36+00
changetype      | S
changedetails   | {"Modified time: Mon Mar 9 11:37:50 -> Mon Mar 9 11:42:27"}

Table: ContextsLog

CFEngine contexts set on hosts by CFEngine over period of time.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp since when context is set in its current form. Note: The statement if true till present time or newer entry claims otherwise.

  • ChangeOperation (ADD,CHANGE,REMOVE,UNTRACKED) CFEngine uses incremental diffs to report it's state. ChangeOperation is a diff state describing current entry.

    • ADD - stands for introducing a new entry which did not exist before. In this case, new CFEngine context have been introduced.
    • CHANGE - stands for changing value or attribute such as MetaTags have changed.
    • REMOVE - Context have not been set.
    • UNTRACKED - CFEngine provides a mechanism for filtering unwanted data from being reported. UNTRACKED marker states that information about this context is being filtered and will not report any future information about it.
  • ContextName (text) CFEngine context set by cf-agent.

  • MetaTags (text[]) List of meta tags set for the context.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       changetimestamp,
       changeoperation,
       contextname,
       metatags
FROM   contextslog;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:40:20+00
changeoperation | ADD
contextname     | debian
metatags        | {inventory,attribute_name=none,source=agent,hardclass}
-[ RECORD 2 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-10 14:40:20+00
changeoperation | ADD
contextname     | ipv4_192_168
metatags        | {inventory,attribute_name=none,source=agent,hardclass}
-[ RECORD 3 ]---|-------------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-10 15:40:20+00
changeoperation | ADD
contextname     | nova_3_6_5
metatags        | {inventory,attribute_name=none,source=agent,hardclass}

Table: VariablesLog

CFEngine variables set on hosts by CFEngine over period of time.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp since when variable is set in its current form. Note: The statement if true till present time or newer entry claims otherwise.

  • ChangeOperation (ADD,CHANGE,REMOVE,UNTRACKED) CFEngine uses incremental diffs to report it's state. ChangeOperation is a diff state describing current entry.

    • ADD - stands for introducing a new entry which did not exist before. In this case, new CFEngine variable have been introduced.
    • CHANGE - stands for changing value or attribute such as VariableValue or MetaTags have changed.
    • REMOVE - Variable have not been set.
    • UNTRACKED - CFEngine provides a mechanism for filtering unwanted data from being reported. UNTRACKED marker states that information is being filtered and will not report any future information about it.
  • NameSpace (text) Namespace within which the variable is set. If no namespace is set then it is set as: default.

  • Bundle (text) Bundle name where the variable is set.

  • VariableName (text) Name of the variable.

  • VariableValue (text) Variable value serialized to string.

    • List types such as: slist, ilist, rlist are serialized with CFEngine list format: {'value','value'}.
    • Data type is serialized as JSON string.
  • VariableType (text) Type of the variable. List of supported variable types.

  • MetaTags (text[]) List of meta tags set for the variable.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       changetimestamp,
       changeoperation,
       namespace,
       bundle,
       variablename,
       variablevalue,
       variabletype,
       metatags
FROM   variableslog;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]---|-----------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=2aab8...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:43:00+00
changeoperation | CHANGE
namespace       | default
bundle          | mon
variablename    | av_cpu
variablevalue   | 0.06
variabletype    | string
metatags        | {monitoring,source=environment}
-[ RECORD 2 ]---|-----------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=2aab8...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:40:20+00
changeoperation | ADD
namespace       | default
bundle          | sys
variablename    | arch
variablevalue   | x86_64
variabletype    | string
metatags        | {inventory,source=agent,attribute_name=Architecture}
-[ RECORD 3 ]---|-----------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=2aab8...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:43:00+00
changeoperation | CHANGE
namespace       | default
bundle          | mon
variablename    | av_diskfree
variablevalue   | 67.01
variabletype    | string
metatags        | {monitoring,source=environment}

Table: SoftwareLog

Software packages installed / deleted over period of time. More information about CFEngine and package management can be found here.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when the package state was discovered on the host. Note: The statement if true till present time or newer entry claims otherwise.

  • ChangeOperation (ADD,REMOVE) CFEngine uses incremental diffs to report it's state. ChangeOperation is a diff state describing current entry.

    • ADD - New package have been detected / installed. Package upgrate is considered as installing a new package with a different version.
    • REMOVE - Package have been detected to be removed / uninstalled. During upgrate older version of the package is removed and reported as so.
  • SoftwareName (text) Name of installed software package.

  • SoftwareVersion (text) Software package version.

  • SoftwareArchitecture (text) Architecture.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       changetimestamp,
       changeoperation,
       softwarename,
       softwareversion,
       softwarearchitecture
FROM   softwarelog;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp      | 2015-03-10 13:38:14+00
changeoperation      | ADD
softwarename         | libgssapi-krb5-2
softwareversion      | 1.12+dfsg-2ubuntu4.2
softwarearchitecture | default
-[ RECORD 2 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp      | 2015-03-10 13:38:14+00
changeoperation      | ADD
softwarename         | whiptail
softwareversion      | 0.52.15-2ubuntu5
softwarearchitecture | default
-[ RECORD 3 ]--------|-----------------------
hostkey              | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp      | 2015-03-10 13:38:14+00
changeoperation      | ADD
softwarename         | libruby1.9.1
softwareversion      | 1.9.3.484-2ubuntu1.2
softwarearchitecture | default

Table: SoftwareUpdatesLog

This table was deprecated in 3.7.0. It is no longer used.

Patches available for installed packages on the hosts (as reported by local package manager) over period of time.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when the patch state was discovered on the host. Note: The statement if true till present time or newer entry claims otherwise.

  • ChangeOperation (ADD,REMOVE) CFEngine uses incremental diffs to report it's state. ChangeOperation is a diff state describing current entry.

    • ADD - New patch have been detected. This is a common in case of release of new patch version or new package was installed that have an upgrate available.
    • REMOVE - Patch is not longer available. Patch may be replaced with newer version, or installed package have been upgrated. Note: CFEngine reports only the most up to date version available.
  • PatchName (text) Name of the software.

  • PatchVersion (text) Patch version.

  • PatchArchitecture (text) Architecture of the patch.

  • PatchReportType (INSTALLED/AVAILABLE) Patch status (INSTALLED status is specific only to SUSE Linux).

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       changetimestamp,
       changeoperation,
       patchname,
       patchversion,
       patcharchitecture,
       patchreporttype
FROM   softwareupdateslog;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp   | 2015-03-10 13:38:14+00
changeoperation   | ADD
patchname         | libelf1
patchversion      | 0.158-0ubuntu5.2
patcharchitecture | default
patchreporttype   | AVAILABLE
-[ RECORD 2 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp   | 2015-03-10 13:38:14+00
changeoperation   | ADD
patchname         | libisccfg90
patchversion      | 1:9.9.5.dfsg-3ubuntu0.2
patcharchitecture | default
patchreporttype   | AVAILABLE
-[ RECORD 3 ]-----|------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp   | 2015-03-10 13:38:14+00
changeoperation   | ADD
patchname         | libc6-dev
patchversion      | 2.19-0ubuntu6.6
patcharchitecture | default
patchreporttype   | AVAILABLE

Table: PromiseExecutionsLog

This table was deprecated in 3.7.0. It is no longer used.

Promise status / outcome changes over period of time.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • ChangeTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when the promise state or outcome changed. Note: The statement if true till present time or newer entry claims otherwise.

  • ChangeOperation (ADD,CHANGE,REMOVE,UNTRACKED) CFEngine uses incremental diffs to report it's state. ChangeOperation is a diff state describing current entry.

    • ADD - stands for introducing a new entry which did not exist at last execution. In this case, new promise executed, or the promise was not executed at previous cf-agent run.
    • CHANGE - stands for changing value or attribute such as PromiseOutcome, LogMessages or ReleaseId in case of new policy rollout.
    • REMOVE - Promise was not executed last time, but it was executed previously. This is a common report for promises that have been removed from policy at some point, or they are executed only periodically (like once a hour, day etc.).
    • UNTRACKED - CFEngine provides a mechanism for filtering unwanted data from being reported. UNTRACKED marker states that information is being filtered and will not report any future information about it.
  • PolicyFile (text) Path to the file where the promise is located in.

  • ReleaseId (text) Unique identifier of masterfiles version that is executed in the host.

  • PromiseHash (text) Unique identifier of a promise. It is a hash of all promise attributes and their values.

  • NameSpace (text) Namespace within which the promise is executed. If no namespace is set then it is set as: default.

  • BundleName (text) Bundle name where the promise is executed.

  • PromiseType (text) Type of the promise.

  • Promiser (text) Object affected by a promise.

  • StackPath (text) Call stack of the promise.

  • PromiseHandle (text) A unique id-tag string for referring promise.

  • PromiseOutcome (KEPT/NOTKEPT/REPAIRED) Promise execution result.

    • KEPT - System has been found in the state as desired by the promise. CFEngine did not have to do any action to correct the state.
    • REPAIRED - State of the system differed from the desired state. CFEngine took successful action to correct it according to promise specification.
    • NOTKEPT - CFEngine has failed to converge the system according to the promise specification.
  • LogMessages (text[]) List of 5 last messages generated during promise execution. If the promise is KEPT the messages are not reported. Log messages can be used for tracking specific changes made by CFEngine while repairing or failing promise execution.

  • Promisees (text[]) List of promisees defined for the promise.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       changetimestamp,
       changeoperation,
       policyfile,
       releaseid,
       promisehash,
       namespace,
       bundlename,
       promisetype,
       promiser,
       stackpath,
       promisehandle,
       promiseoutcome,
       logmessages,
       promisees
FROM   promiseexecutionslog;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]---|--------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=a4dd5...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-11 09:50:11+00
changeoperation | ADD
policyfile      | /var/cfengine/inputs/sketches/meta/api-runfile.cf
releaseid       | 05c0cc909d6709d816521d6cedbc4508894cc497
promisehash     | 48bc...
namespace       | default
bundlename      | cfsketch_run
promisetype     | methods
promiser        | cfsketch_g
stackpath       | /default/cfsketch_run/methods/'cfsketch_g'[0]
promisehandle   |
promiseoutcome  | KEPT
logmessages     | {}
promisees       | {}
-[ RECORD 2 ]---|--------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-17 08:55:38+00
changeoperation | ADD
policyfile      | /var/cfengine/inputs/inventory/any.cf
releaseid       | 05c0cc909d6709d816521d6cedbc4508894cc497
promisehash     | 6eef8...
namespace       | default
bundlename      | inventory_autorun
promisetype     | methods
promiser        | disk
stackpath       | /default/inventory_autorun/methods/'disk'[0]
promisehandle   | cfe_internal_autorun_disk
promiseoutcome  | KEPT
logmessages     | {}
promisees       | {}
-[ RECORD 3 ]---|--------------------------------------------------
hostkey         | SHA=3b94d...
changetimestamp | 2015-03-10 13:43:28+00
changeoperation | CHANGE
policyfile      | /var/cfengine/inputs/inventory/any.cf
releaseid       | 05c0cc909d6709d816521d6cedbc4508894cc497
promisehash     | fd6d5...
namespace       | default
bundlename      | inventory_autorun
promisetype     | methods
promiser        | mtab
stackpath       | /default/inventory_autorun/methods/'mtab'[0]
promisehandle   | cfe_internal_autorun_inventory_mtab
promiseoutcome  | KEPT
logmessages     | {}
promisees       | {}

Table: BenchmarksLog

Data from internal cf-agent monitoring as also measurements promises.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique host identifier. All tables can be joined by HostKey to connect data concerning same hosts.

  • EventName (text) Name of measured event.

  • StandardDeviation (numeric) Dispersion of a set of data from its mean.

  • AverageValue (numeric) Average value.

  • LastValue (numeric) Last measured value.

  • CheckTimeStamp (timestamp) Measurement time.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       eventname,
       standarddeviation,
       averagevalue,
       lastvalue,
       checktimestamp
FROM   benchmarkslog;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]-----|--------------------------------------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
eventname         | CFEngine Execution ('/var/cfengine/inputs/promises.cf')
standarddeviation | 7.659365
averagevalue      | 3.569665
lastvalue         | 1.170841
checktimestamp    | 2015-03-10 14:08:12+00
-[ RECORD 2 ]---=-|--------------------------------------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
eventname         | CFEngine Execution ('/var/cfengine/inputs/update.cf')
standarddeviation | 0.131094
averagevalue      | 0.422757
lastvalue         | 0.370686
checktimestamp    | 2015-03-10 14:08:11+00
-[ RECORD 3 ]-----|--------------------------------------------------------
hostkey           | SHA=3b94d...
eventname         | DBReportCollectAll
standarddeviation | 0.041025
averagevalue      | 1.001964
lastvalue         | 1.002346
checktimestamp    | 2015-03-10 14:05:20+00

Table: HubConnectionErrors

Networking errors encountered by cf-hub during its operation.

Columns:

  • HostKey (text) Unique identifier of the host that cf-hub was connecting to.

  • CheckTimeStamp (timestamp) Timestamp when the error occurred.

  • Message (text) Error type / message.

  • QueryType (text) Type of query that was intended to be sent by hub during failed connection attempt.

Example query:

SELECT hostkey,
       checktimestamp,
       message,
       querytype,
FROM   hubconnectionErrors;

Output:

-[ RECORD 1 ]--|--------------------------
hostkey        | SHA=3b94d...
checktimestamp | 2015-03-13 13:16:10+00
message        | ServerNoReply
querytype      | delta
-[ RECORD 2 ]--|--------------------------
hostkey        | SHA=3b94d...
checktimestamp | 2015-03-13 14:16:10+00
message        | InvalidData
querytype      | rebase
-[ RECORD 3 ]--|--------------------------
hostkey        | SHA=3b94d...
checktimestamp | 2015-03-13 15:16:10+00
message        | ServerAuthenticationError
querytype      | delta