RANCID (Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ) collects a router's (or device's) configuration, including software and hardware (cards, serial numbers, etc.), and uses CVS to display differences from a previous collection. It supports Cisco routers, Juniper routers, Catalyst switches, Foundry switches, Redback NASs, and ADC EZT3 muxes. The Beta version currently includes support for Bay Networks (nortel) routers and Extreme switches. Rancid also includes a lookingglass and the device login scripts may be used to automate a number of tasks.
Symbolic is an enterprise platform designed to build, configure, and manage your huge and globally distributed data centers. It features cloud computing, Web manager virtual environments (Xen, KVM, and libvirt), clustering support, custom operations and scripts support, and user and role definitions.
Cisco Template Manager (CTM) is a set of tools that make it easy to manage Cisco configurations over a whole network based on your self-defined templates. With CTM you will have a unified configuration in your entire network, which is the basic building block of operational stability and security. The pre-defined templates support regular expressions. It supports the C760x, C730x, C37xx, C35xx, C29xx, C28xx, C18xx, and C17xx family series.
Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. It is based on an operational model in which the specification can be used to validate and optionally change the state of clients, but in a feature unique to bcfg2 the client's response to the specification can also be used to assess the completeness of the specification. Using this feature, bcfg2 provides an objective measure of how good a job an administrator has done in specifying the configuration of client systems. Bcfg2 is therefore built to help administrators construct an accurate, comprehensive specification. Bcfg2 has been designed from the ground up to support gentle reconciliation between the specification and current client states. It is designed to gracefully cope with manual system modifications. Bcfg2 can also enable the construction of complex change management and deployment strategies.