Downloading and Installation of CFEngine Enterprise

Here are three easy steps to install CFEngine 3 Enterprise on your machines:

   1. Download packages from
(or follow the instructions on for the free version)

CFEngine 3 Enterprise is provided in two packages (one hub packages and another one client package), please make sure to install them on the corresponding machines (e.g. one machine intended to serve as hub (policy server) and other machines intended to serve as clients). The packages are located in respective hub and client subdirectories found in the software download directory):

  • hub/<platform>/[rpm—deb]
  • agent/<platform>/[rpm—deb]

   2. Install the packages related to your OS distribution

  • Redhat-related: # rpm -ivh /path/cfengin-nova*.rpm
  • Debian-related: # dpkg --install /path/cfengin-nova*.deb

   3. Bootstrap your policy hub. (CFEngine Enterprise v2.2 and higher allows you to run up to 25 instances for free for Linux operating systems. If you need more than 25 licenses or non-linux platform support, please contact your sales representative)

# CFEngine version 2.2.x/3.0.x
# /var/cfengine/bin/cf-agent --bootstrap --policy-server

# CFEngine version 3.5.x
# /var/cfengine/bin/cf-agent --bootstrap


See more details for how to optimally use CFEngine, here:


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    Lou Palladino

    For AIX 5.3/6.1/7.1:

    installp -ac -d /path/cfengine.cfengine-nova- cfengine.cfengine-nova

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