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CFEngine 3 Beginner's Guide by Rajneesh

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Chapter 6. Logging and Reporting with CFEngine

CFEngine has been designed keeping scalability as one of its defining principles. It can do so because it's decentralized. In this distributed architecture each host saves its system state on itself, which means that no data is lost if the network temporarily fails and the disconnection does not impact CFEngine's real-time operations. Once the system state data is stored locally, CFEngine summarizes this data and makes it available for analysis. This helps CFEngine in two ways:

  • Summarized data is available for analysis and you are not presented with raw data which needs processing
  • Processing of raw data happens on individual hosts which means processing is distributed and hence there is no requirement ...

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