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Configuration management is the discipline of ensuring that hardware and software systems are correctly configured according to documentation or automation.

It's commonly automated using configuration management software, such as:

In containers we typically generate configuration files at container build-time, substituting parameters into configuration via environment variables at run-time using tools like confd.

Dynamic, frequently changing configuration may be stored in a key-value store such as etcd.


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  1. Ansible
  2. CFEngine
  3. Chef
  4. Puppet
  5. SaltStack
  6. confd