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    5 Bcfg2 is a tool that aids in the administration of complex environments. 
    6 Using its server-side configuration specification, Bcfg2: 
    7  * Deploys configuration changes 
    8  * Reports on deployment status 
    9  * Detects configuration deviations 
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    11 Bcfg2 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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    16 All of this information is synthesized into a form that aids in the communication  
    17 of system architecture and administrative policies. 
     5Bcfg2 is a configuration management tool, similar to LCFG, CFengine or Puppet. It helps system administrators to describe and deploy complex configurations across  
     6pools of unix systems. Unlike these tools, Bcfg2 offers unique analysis features that helps administrators to cope with the ever-increasing complexity of our networks. 
     7Bcfg2 has been designed with the needs of medium to large-sized administrative teams and complex configurations in mind, though it scales down well.   
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    199Bcfg2 is fairly portable. It has been successfully run on: 
    2010 * Debian (and Ubuntu) 
    21  * RPM-based Linux distributions (Redhat, SuSE, SLES, RHEL, and Mandrake) 
     11 * RPM-based Linux distributions (Redhat, SuSE, SLES, RHEL, Centos, and Mandrake) 
    2212 * Solaris 
     13 * FreeBSD 
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