Rudder (software)

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Rudder
Rudder Logo.png
Screenshot of Rudder 4.0 Dashboard
Screenshot of Rudder 4.0 Dashboard
Original author(s)Normation
Developer(s)Normation
Initial releaseOctober 31, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-10-31)
Stable release
5.0.0[1] / October 11, 2018; 4 months ago (2018-10-11)
Repositorygithub.com/Normation/rudder
Written inScala (server) and C (agent)
Operating systemUnix-like, Microsoft Windows, Android
TypeConfiguration management, system administration, network management, cloud management, continuous delivery, DevOps
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websiterudder-project.org

Rudder is an open source audit and configuration management utility to help automate system configuration across large IT infrastructures. Rudder relies on a lightweight local agent installed on each managed machine.

Rudder is produced by Normation,[2] founded in 2010. Its server-side web interface is written in Scala and its local agent is written in C, and are published as free software under the GNU General Public License 3.0.[3]

Features[edit]

  • Host inventory
  • Feature-complete Web interface
  • Standardized, reusable policies
  • Custom Policy editor
  • Central reporting and historic information for policy applied to hosts
  • Grouping based on search queries run against inventory
  • Automatic updating of such groups (dynamic groups)
  • Dynamic generation of per-host policies (lessens risk of data leaks from shared policy)
  • Change Request / Validation
  • REST API
  • Git backend

History[edit]

Rudder was created by the founding team of Normation and first released as free software in October 2011.[4]

Rudder 3.0 was released in February 2015.[5]

Platform support[edit]

The following operating systems are supported as a Root server:

  • Debian GNU/Linux 8 and 9
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 et 15


The following operating systems are supported for Rudder Nodes and packages are available for these platforms:

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5 to 9
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS 3 to 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 to 15
  • IBM AIX 5 to 7
  • Slackware 14
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 or higher

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rudder 5.0.0 is out!". Rudder Project. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Rudder FAQ". Rudder. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Rudder FAQ". Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Rudder 2.3 release notes". Rudder. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Rudder 3.0 release notes". Rudder. Retrieved 12 June 2015.

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