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7 of the Best Free Linux Configuration Management Tools   
Wednesday, February 24 2010 @ 07:00 AM EST
Contributed by: sde

Configuration Management is a term that may not be familiar to many Linux users. But for system administrators the concept will be well known. In a nutshell, Configuration Management software enables administrators to automatically manage the entire configuration of one or multiple computers.

Why is this type of software important? By having tools that automate the configuration and software infrastructure, an organisation's server administration costs are reduced. Furthermore, this type of software enables a large complicated infrastructure to be supported with fewer system administrators. There are also efficiency improvements made by helping to reduce the amount of repetitive tasks performed by the administrator. Moreover, configuration management software help organisations to be able to scale up their computer infrastructure more easily and to instill flexibility in server configuration.

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