Conforguration is a basic working example of configuration management in Org. I use source code blocks and tangling to make shell scripts that get synced to a remote machine and then download, install and configure R from source.
conforguration.org (that’s a file, not a site) has all the code. It really did work for me, and it might work for you. Is this a reasonable way of doing configuration management? I don’t know, but it’s worth trying. I’ll add things as I come across them.
I don’t know anything about formal configuration management, and I’ve never done literate programming and tangling in Org before. Anyone who’s interested in having a go at conforguring something else is most welcome to do so!