Last week, we merged the support for forced provisioning systems to Beaker
This is an interesting change both from the Beaker users and Beaker developers'
point of view.
>From the users' point of view, this gives a way to provision a system (provided
the access policy allows it) even if it is manual or broken. One very useful use
case is that if the system was marked broken, it can now be tested that it actually
works correctly before setting it to back to Automated.
>From the developers' point of view, this change will allow us to implement other
features and fixes such as an easier way to perform system inventory  or testing
broken and manual systems using `bkr machine-test` .
The change will be in the 0.17 release of Beaker and some more discussions on this feature can
be found here .
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