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    5 Bcfg2 is a tool that provides centralized control and detailed reporting about system configurations. It has several key features: 
    6  * All complex specification logic is executed on the server side. This makes the system easy to modify, debug and repair.  
    7  * All architecture-specific functionality is embedded in the Bcfg2 client. This makes server-side specific specification portable between systems. 
    8  * Bcfg2 is designed to be the primary interface between administrators and their systems. To this end, Bcfg2 exposes detailed information about actions taken and their results, and also stores current state information about all client machines. This information is all made available through a series of reports. 
     5Bcfg2 is a system configuration tool that also provides reports about: 
     6 * current deployment status 
     7 * client configuration state 
     8 * anomalous client configurations 
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     10The major distinction between Bcfg2 and other configuration management tools is the  
     11convenient exposure of configuration information to system administrators. 
    912 
    1013Bcfg2 is fairly portable; support for new architectures generally consists of ~100 lines of python code. The following architectures are supported: