I had the privilege of attending a presentation on cfengine by Mark Burgess at Schuberg Philis last December. I had just started using the tool and the presentation really helped to explain the philosophy behind the tool. So for this months Hacker Public Radio show I snagged a interview with Ian Southam who is a Mission Critical Engineer at Schuberg Philis. Ian has been using the tool since the 90’s and explains what it does and how it can help you manage your servers.
Overview of CFengine
The Promise of System Configuration: Google Tech Talks – November 5, 2008
A simple overview of cfengine: Debian Administration
Centralized Host Configuration With Cfengine: Sun BigAdmin System Administration Portal