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System Configuration by Paul Anderson

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Chapter 2. Approaches to Configuration Management

There are currently no tools available that address the full scope of the configuration problem, as described in the previous chapter; indeed, a full solution requires answers to problems which are still in the realm of research (some of these are discussed more fully in chapter 6). In practice, different sites have different priorities, and they adopt different compromises; the case studies described in [22] and [47] show some typical situations. However, it is possible to identify a broad hierarchy of approaches, starting with a low-cost, largely manual approach, and moving towards highly automated solutions which involve a considerable investment of effort.

Historically, the development of ...

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