Category: ‘Development’

Rudder fall 2018 bug crunch

Middle of Autumn is that kind of period of the year where you look back at the past month, the lovely spring, the hot summer, the crazy La Rentrée, and wonder… Why on earth are there so many bugs open in our ticketing system? Especially so many little things, not the kind that cause serious […] Read more

Nov, 16, 2018



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:, 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

RUDDER présente sa nouvelle version 4.3 lors du Cloud Computing World Expo.

Les 21 et 22 mars derniers, à Porte de Versailles, s’est déroulé le Cloud Computing World Expo, événement passerelle entre l’IT d’aujourd’hui (Cloud / Datacenter) et les usages de demain, notamment l’IoT. L’équipe RUDDER y était présente en tant que sponsor, en partenariat avec OW2, association indépendante dédiée au développement d’une base de solutions d’infrastructure […] 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

The first Rudder room at Config Management Camp 2017

Again this year, Rudder community gathered CfgMgmtCamp, 6 and 7 Feb., Gent (Belgium). But for the first time in its history, Rudder had its own room. Indeed, even though it has been many years since Rudder is present at Cfgmgmtcamp, Rudder used to be in a shared room. Over time, Rudder’s community grew, and the […] Read more

What’s new in Rudder 4.1

  Rudder 4.1 has been released on March 30th 2017 and brings a lot of much anticipated convenience improvements to make the best of Rudder 4.0 big new features. This article describes the most significant ones. Feel free to read the 4.1 changelog to see the complete list. Organize Rules and Directives by setting key=value tags […] Read more

Rudder 4.0-4.1 retrospective: automating tests and improving visibility

Shortly after the release of Rudder 4.0 in November, the development team sat down together for a retrospective of the whole release cycle. We studied what went well, less well, and downright bad, and we looked at the lessons learned. Last but not least, we picked two topics to focus on improving in the next […] Read more

Rudder 4.0 is out!

Rudder 4.0 changes for good the way we see IT management Here we are! After months of hard work, nourished by years of feedback from the community and our clients, Rudder 4.0 is out. What makes this version so special we felt it deserved its own epic version instead of pursuing towards a more discreet […] Read more

Programme du track devops à Paris Open Source Summit 2016

Le Paris Open Source Summit 2016 est la fusion de l’Open World Forum et de Solutions Linux Libres et Open Source, qui se tient les 16 et 17 novembre prochains au Dock Pullman (50 av. du Président Wilson, 93200 La Plaine St-Denis). Pour la deuxième année, Normation et Rudder seront présents au salon : Retrouvez […] Read more

Discover the new package management implementation in Rudder

Rudder 3.2, starting from 3.2.8, offers a new package management implementation. It is new, and not as tested as the previous one, but already usable. This article explains the reason for this change, and will give an overview of the features and their usage. Why? As you may have noticed, the current package management implementation […] Read more

PGDay France 2016 – Retour d’expérience sur l’utilisation de PostgreSQL au sein de Rudder

Une des fonctionnalités principales de Rudder, le calcul de la conformité des noeuds gérés, implique de stocker et corréler les données remontées des noeuds avec l’état configuré via l’interface. Nous avons choisi d’utiliser la base de données open source PostgreSQL pour cet usage, et cette présentation expose notre usage, les problèmes rencontrés et les optimisations […] Read more

Rudder 3.1 “Frigate” release

Rudder 3.1 “Frigate” was released 9th July 2015.   The main changes are: Improvements on security: inventories are now signed and sent over HTTPS, a basic SELinux policy is now provided New features in the API: compliance, rule and group categories, complex queries on nodes Some UI improvements: compliance of each Node in Nodes list, […] Read more

Normation aux RMLL 2013 !

Après Solutions Linux, Normation sera présente aux Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2013, qui ont eu lieu du 6 au  11 juillet à Bruxelles. Cette année Normation est sponsor “Ami”, et présentera pas moins de SEPT sessions pendant l’événement. L’équipe Rudder tiendra un stand avec démonstrations et échanges tout au long des 4 jours. Découvrez […] Read more

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