The CFEngine Enterprise edition offers a framework for configuration management that goes beyond building and deploying systems. Features include compliance management, reporting and business integration, and tools for handling the necessary complexity.
In a CFEngine Enterprise installation, the CFEngine Server aggregates information about the environment in a centralized database. Data is collected every 5 minutes from all bootstrapped hosts, and includes information about:
- logs about promises kept, not kept and repaired
- current host contexts and classifications
- software information
- file changes
This data can be mined using SQL queries, and then be used for inventory management, compliance reporting, system diagnostics, capacity planning etc.
Access to the data is provided through the Enterprise API and the Mission Portal web front-end.