Install and Get Started
The General Installation instructions provide the detailed steps for installing CFEngine, which are generally the same steps to follow for CFEngine Enterprise, with the exception of license keys (if applicable), and also some aspects of post-installation and configuration.
Installing Enterprise Licenses
Before you begin, you should have your license key, unless you only plan to use the free 25 node license. The installation instructions will be provided with the key.
Change Email Setup After CFEngine Enterprise Installation
For Enterprise 3.6 local mail relay is used, and it is assumed the server has a proper mail setup.
The default FROM email for all emails sent from the Mission Portal is
email@example.com. This can be changed on the CFE Server in
Version your policies
Consider enabling the built-in version control of your policies as described in Version Control and Configuration Policy
Whether you do or not, please put your policies in some kind of
backed-up VCS. Losing work because of "fat fingering"
rm commands is
very, very depressing.
Configure collection for monitoring data
Measurements allows you to sample a metric and assess its value
across your hosts over time. Collection of monitoring information is disabled by
default. Metrics must match
monitoring_include in the appropriate
The Masterfiles Policy Framework uses
report_data_select default_data_select_policy_hub to specify metrics that
should be collected from policy hubs and
default_data_select_host to specify
metrics that should be collected from non hubs. Augments can be used to configure which metrics should be collected for central reporting.
See the Masterfiles Policy Framework for a full list of all the settings you can configure.