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Title: Directing change using Bcfg2.

Abstract

Configuration management tools have become quite adept at representing target configurations at a point in time. While a point-in-time model helps with system configuration tasks, it cannot represent the complete scope of configuration tasks needed to manage a complex environment over time. In this paper, we introduce a mechanism for representing changes over time in target configurations and show how it alleviates several common administrative problems. We discuss the motivating factors, design, and implementation of this approach in Bcfg2. We also describe how this approach can be applied to other tools.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
971127
Report Number(s):
ANL/MCS/CP-119241
TRN: US201003%%579
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 20th Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA'06); Dec. 3, 2006 - Dec. 8, 2006; Washington, DC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; CONFIGURATION; DESIGN; IMPLEMENTATION; MANAGEMENT; TARGETS

Citation Formats

Desai, N., Bradshaw, R., Hagedorn, J., Lueninghoener, C., and Mathematics and Computer Science. Directing change using Bcfg2.. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Desai, N., Bradshaw, R., Hagedorn, J., Lueninghoener, C., & Mathematics and Computer Science. Directing change using Bcfg2.. United States.
Desai, N., Bradshaw, R., Hagedorn, J., Lueninghoener, C., and Mathematics and Computer Science. Sun . "Directing change using Bcfg2.". United States. doi:.
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year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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