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Re: Other possible cfengine weak areas?

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Other possible cfengine weak areas?
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 07:00:59 +0100 (MET)

All of these are possible and documented in cfengine.


On 22 Jan, Systems Administrator wrote:
>       Hi again.  I've pretty much finished setting up cfengine so it 
> rolls out a default machine the way I like it.  I thought I'd send in a 
> list of the areas where I felt I had to make additional scripts/software 
> to get everything to work like I want it:
> -     Packages.  This is only kind of a cfengine thing.  I wanted a 
>       multi-host package management system which would choose packages 
>       based on cfengine classes.  Hopefully I'll be able to post this 
>       sometime.  But it works.  PostgreSQL/Perl
> -     Network interface setup.  I wanted to be able to set up multiple 
>       virtual network interfaces with different IPs, based on the 
>       primary IP.  I integrated this into the Package Management 
>       software above, since it already had a hosts table, and just 
>       needed an Interfaces table
> -     Disks: I wanted basically just to:
>       -       Be alerted when a disk is more than 80% full
>       -       Be able to set fstab options
>       -       List partitions that didn't fit a certain pattern
>       ...and I wanted to be able to do this for non-NFS filesystems
> -     Service Management.  I wanted something that would do the 
>       following pseudocode:
>       if(! service started) { start service }
>       It wasn't too hard a script; I just called the Fedora "service" 
>       script, first with the "status" command, and then the "start" 
>       command.  
>       Anyway, one for the archives...
>       :)

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