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Bare-metal provisioning can be done manually by inserting an operating system CD or hypervisor DVD into a new computer and responding to question prompts, or it can be automated across a large number of commodity computers with special software tools such as BMC's BladeLogic or Puppet Labs' Razor.
Bare metal provisioning should not be confused with bare metal imaging, a scenario in which a golden image that contains an operating system, drivers and applications is used to clone identical systems.