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    5 Bcfg2 is a configuration management tool, similar to LCFG, CFengine or Puppet. It helps system administrators to describe and deploy complex configurations across  
    6 pools of unix systems. Unlike these tools, Bcfg2 offers unique analysis features that help administrators to cope with the ever-increasing complexity of their networks. 
    7 Bcfg2 has been designed to scale from small to large-sized administrative teams with a focus on solving complex configuration problems. 
     5Bcfg2 is the fifth generation of configuration management tool 
     6developed in the [http://www.mcs.anl.gov Mathematics and Computer Science Division] of 
     7[http://www.anl.gov Argonne National Laboratory.] 
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     9It is based on a unique operational model where the bcfg2 
     10specification can be used to validate the states of clients (as all 
     11tools do), but can also be used to assess it's own completeness. Bcfg2 
     12provides an objective measure of how good a job an administrator has 
     13done in specifying the configuration of client systems.  
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     15Bcfg2 has been designed from the ground up to support gentle 
     16reconciliation between the specification and current client 
     17states. Due to the rapid pace of updates on modern networks, client 
     18systems are constantly changing; Bcfg2 enables the construction of 
     19complex change management and deployment strategies.  
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     21Finally, Bcfg2 is designed to gracefully cope with manual system 
     22modifications, and a number of tools are available to aid in this 
     23process. Bcfg2 is built to help administrators construct an accurate, 
     24comprehensive specification. 
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    926Bcfg2 is fairly portable. It has been successfully run on: 
     
    1229 * Solaris 
    1330 * FreeBSD 
     31 * MacOSX[[FootNote(POSIX File Support Only)]] 
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    15 Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducable, and verifible description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. 
     33Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducable, and  
     34verifible description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting  
     35tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. 
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