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    5 Bcfg2 is a system configuration tool that also provides reports about: 
    6  * current deployment status 
    7  * client configuration state 
    8  * anomalous client configurations 
     5Bcfg2 is a tool that aids in the administration of complex environments. 
     6Using its server-side configuration specifiction, Bcfg2: 
     7 * Deploys configuration changes 
     8 * Reports on deployment status 
     9 * Detects configuration deviations 
    910 
    10 The major distinction between Bcfg2 and other configuration management tools is the  
    11 convenient exposure of configuration information to system administrators. 
     11Bcfg2 can be used to describe: 
     12 * Single configuration entities (Configuration files, packages, services, etc) 
     13 * Full service configurations 
     14 * Complex multi-machine configurations with subtle interdependencies 
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    13 Bcfg2 is fairly portable; support for new architectures generally consists of ~100 lines of python code. The following architectures are supported: 
     16All of this information is synthesized into a form that aids in the communication  
     17of system architecture and administrative policies. 
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     19Bcfg2 is fairly portable. It has been successfully run on: 
    1420 * Debian (and Ubuntu) 
    1521 * RPM-based Linux distributions (Redhat, SuSE, SLES, RHEL, and Mandrake) 
    1622 * Solaris 
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