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         — Utkarsh Malik (utkarshmalik211) · 1 year ago
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      Improve documentation

      We are in the process of converting the documentation that is visible at http://bcfg2.org to Sphinx. Current progress for this conversion can be seen at http://docs.bcfg2.org. The document source is in the bcfg2 tree.


         — Sol Jerome (solj) · 6 years ago
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About bcfg2

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Bcfg2 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 developed in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory.

It 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.

Bcfg2 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.

Finally, 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.

from the profile of Danny Clark (djbclark)

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