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    5 Bcfg2 is the fifth generation of configuration management tools 
    6 developed in the [http://www.mcs.anl.gov Mathematics and Computer Science Division] of 
    7 [http://www.anl.gov Argonne National Laboratory.] 
     5Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. It is the fifth generation of configuration management tools 
     6developed in the [http://www.mcs.anl.gov Mathematics and Computer Science Division] of [http://www.anl.gov Argonne National Laboratory]. 
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    9 It is based on a unique operational model where the bcfg2 
    10 specification can be used to validate the states of clients (as all 
    11 tools do), but can also be used to assess it's own completeness. Bcfg2 
    12 provides an objective measure of how good a job an administrator has 
    13 done in specifying the configuration of client systems.  
     8It is based on an operational model in which the specification can be used to validate and optionally change the state of clients, but in a feature unique to bcfg2 the client's response to the specification can also be used to assess the completeness of the specification. Using this feature, bcfg2 provides an objective measure of how good a job an administrator has done in specifying the configuration of client systems. Bcfg2 is therefore built to help administrators construct an accurate, comprehensive specification. 
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    15 Bcfg2 has been designed from the ground up to support gentle 
    16 reconciliation between the specification and current client 
    17 states. Due to the rapid pace of updates on modern networks, client 
    18 systems are constantly changing; Bcfg2 enables the construction of 
    19 complex change management and deployment strategies.  
     10Bcfg2 has been designed from the ground up to support gentle reconciliation between the specification and current client states. It is designed to gracefully cope with manual system modifications. 
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    21 Finally, Bcfg2 is designed to gracefully cope with manual system 
    22 modifications, and a number of tools are available to aid in this 
    23 process. Bcfg2 is built to help administrators construct an accurate, 
    24 comprehensive specification. 
     12Finally, due to the rapid pace of updates on modern networks, client systems are constantly changing; if required in your environment, Bcfg2 can enable the construction of complex change management and deployment strategies.  
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    2614Bcfg2 is fairly portable. It has been successfully run on: 
     
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    33 Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducable, and  
    34 verifible description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting  
    35 tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. 
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