Tags: ‘New features’

RUDDER 5.0 is out!

The initial RUDDER model consisting of a single software block which includes all features, thus imposing a greater and greater complexity on all of our users, has reached its limits. We have now reached a sufficient understanding of the domain, its challenges, and the way RUDDER is used, to make us realize that this all-in-one […] Read more

RUDDER 5 – une nouvelle version plus modulaire grâce à un écosystème de plugins

Dans quelques semaines sortira RUDDER 5, une nouvelle version majeure conçue à partir d’une réflexion approfondie menée avec nos utilisateurs afin de mieux comprendre les besoins de ceux qui manipulent RUDDER au quotidien. —   Croissance vs amélioration : la rationalisation comme solution Depuis que RUDDER a été créé en 2011, la roadmap de RUDDER […] Read more

RUDDER 4.3 – Focus on the ‘Technique Parameters’ feature

RUDDER aims at providing an easy to use configuration management solution. One of the key design choice that allows it is the separation of configuration according to different abstraction levels: Techniques which are configurable configuration templates Directives which are ready-to-use instances of a technique Directives are then linked to machines (using rules and groups). Techniques […] Read more

RUDDER 4.3 – Focus on the ‘API rights’ feature

Since RUDDER 2.7 (Almost 5 years ago!), we provide an API that gives you access to almost all data and features from RUDDER so you can build your own scripts and integration and make RUDDER more integrated in your IT environment (more details about the API here: https://www.rudder-project.org/rudder-api-doc/), there was one flaw in our design: […] Read more

RUDDER 4.3 – focus on the ‘node lifecycle’ feature

Until Rudder 4.3, there wasn’t any notion of node lifecycle in Rudder, and so no native way to differentiate between different states of a node. That used to cause some troubles, for example when nodes are no longer connected to a Rudder Server (typically for a maintenance period). So far, in such a case, the […] Read more

RUDDER 4.3 – focus on the ‘properties by inventory extension’ feature

Rudder directives management can be quite complex when dealing with heterogeneous nodes, needing different configurations. In order to limit the multiplication of directives we could use variables or node properties to pass different parameters and try to factorize some code. The 4.3 release comes with a new feature to expand the node inventory with arbitrary […] Read more

Rudder 4.3 is out!

Rudder 4.3 has been released on April 19th 2018 and brings a lot of much anticipated usability improvements. Main new features in Rudder 4.3: Technique Parameters: You can now add parameters to your Techniques created with the Technique editor. The value of theses parameters will be set in Directives, making your Techniques much more versatile […] Read more

Bilan de l’année 2017 pour RUDDER : Forrester, Windows, devops REX…

En 2017, RUDDER s’est renforcé pour mieux vous appuyer en 2018 L’année passée, nous avons doté RUDDER de nouvelles fonctionnalités qui lui ont values d’être reconnu par l’analyste Forrester comme un acteur majeur de l’automatisation de l’infrastructure, aux côtés de Puppet, Chef, Ansible et Saltstack. Parmi ces features innovantes se trouvent : Nouvel agent Windows Centralisez […] Read more

Le nouvel agent RUDDER pour Windows est là !

Face aux problématiques toujours plus complexes de croissance, fiabilité et sécurité de l’infrastructure, une approche continue de l’automatisation s’impose peu à peu comme la réponse à ces évolutions. En cause dans cette complexité, une gestion difficile de la double hétérogénéité à laquelle doit faire face le responsable d’infrastructure : celle des technologies système, et celle des […] Read more

Barcamp Rudder 2.4.0 – Portes ouvertes

Cette semaine, de mercredi à mercredi (du 22 au 29 février donc), Normation va faire son premier Barcamp Rudder ! Mais qu’est-ce qu’un barcamp ? D’après Wikipedia : Un BarCamp est une rencontre, une non-conférence ouverte qui prend la forme d’ateliers-événements participatifs où le contenu est fourni par les participants qui doivent tous, à un […] Read more

Cfengine 3.1.5 is nearly out, what can we expect from it?

Here at Normation, we use Cfengine 3 extensively for configuration management across Linux and Windows servers. Cfengine 3 is an open source project, and as every good open source project, the trunk version is always available (but not always very reliable) and stable versions are released regularly. Prior to the release of a new version, […] Read more