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Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers by Valentin Hamburger

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Chapter 2. Identify Automation and Standardization Opportunities

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."                                                                             - Lao Tzu

In this case, it is the journey of building the SDDC and fully automating your data center. Automation is the key word and it is very worthwhile to spend a fair amount of time to identify tasks for automation. The difficult part is automating the right things, efficiently and helpful for the daily operations of a modern data center.

Automation itself is not a new topic within a data center. There has always been automation present in form of scripts called by date controlled task managers. In the Linux world, it is usually crond calling ...

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