Towards a high-level machine configuration system

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This paper presents a machine configuration system which stores all configuration parameters in a central "database". The system is dynamic in the sense that machines reconfigure themselves to reflect any changes in the database whenever they are rebooted. The use of a central database allows configurations to be validated, and correct configurations to be automatically generated from policy rules and high-level descriptions of the network. A permanent record of every machine configuration is always available and the system is extensible to handle configuration of new subsystems in a modular way. The paper includes a review of previously published work and common techniques for cloning and configuring workstations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn Proceedings of the 8th Large Installations Systems Administration (LISA) Conference
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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