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Re: gathering reports
Re: gathering reports
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 11:00:25 +1000 (EST)
On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Michael Grubb wrote:
I am fairly new to cfengine, I did some searching of the mailing list and
wiki and didn't find anything quite like what I'm wanting to do.
I am trying to build a solution, using cfengine as the framework, for
auditing host configurations and then based on the results of the audit,
bring the host into compliance with the policy. The second part is easy.
But I'm a little lost on the first part. I'm not quite sure the best
approach to take with reporting, and then taking the data from each system
and rolling that into a report. For instance I would like to know what
version of script x is running on our hosts, but I don't want to have to look
at the output
of each host individually I would like to gather the information from each
host and roll that into a report. My specific question to you is, what is
the best way of getting this information back to the "master" host. At first
I thought of having a section that would create a temporary report file that
can be written to by all the different checks that have to be done, and then
having the "master" host copy this report file from the "run" host and then
roll the reports that way, but then the problem is, the master host doesn't
necessarily know what the temporary file's name is. Another option that
could work, is using syslog to collect the data, but I'd rather stay away
from that if I can.
cfengine is designed so that you don't *have* to collect the
data back to a central location, because central locations should be as
small as possible to allow for scaling.
Having said that, if you dump a report for the entire machine into
a file, you can use copy to transfer that back to the central machine;
just specify the source and destination the other way around (and get your
cfservd to allow uploads for that directory).
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