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7 of the Best Free Linux Configuration Management Tools

Feb 24, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Configuration Management tools work by changing the state of the system. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. The state of a system is mostly described by all the configuration files in the file system, and by the programs and processes that are running.

"The software featured in this article are declarative configuration management system. Here the system administrator decides what state the system is to be in, and a runtime pushes the system into that state.

"To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 7 high quality Linux Configuration Management tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for any organisation that wants to streamline their computer infrastructure.

"Now, let's explore the 7 Configuration Management tools at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews."

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