Hosts and Health

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Host Compliance

CFEngine collects data on promise compliance. Each host is in one of two groups: out of compliance or fully compliant.

  • A host is considered out of compliance if less than 100% of its promises were kept.
  • A host is considered fully compliant if 100% of its promises were kept.

You can look at a specific sub-set of your hosts by selecting a category from the menu on the left.

Host Info

Here you will find extensive information on single hosts that CFEngine detects automatically in your environment. Since this is data gathered per host, you need to select a single host from the menu on the left first.

Host Health


You can get quick access to the health of hosts, including direct links to reports, from the Health drop down at the top of every Enterprise UI screen. Hosts are listed as unhealthy if:

  • the hub was not able to connect to and collect data from the host within a set time interval (unreachable host). The time interval can be set in the Mission Portal settings.
  • the policy did not get executed for the last three runs. This could be caused by cf-execd not running on the host (scheduling deviation) or an error in policy that stops its execution. The hub is still able to contact the host, but it will return stale data because of this deviation.

In either situation the data from that host will be from old runs and probably not reflect the current state of that host.