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IT Automation: The Quest for Lights Out by Howie Lyke

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In Closing

This book has given you the methodologies and steps necessary to take your current data center environment to the next step in automation and maturity. Let's review the methodology and the exercises one last time (see Table 7-4).

Table 7.4. Methodology and Exercise Review
MethodologyExercises
Setting Realistic ExpectationsTaking stock of Technical and Administrative Components

Analyzing the complexity of your needs

Identifying gaps and requirements

Establishing realistic expectations
Organizational AssessmentEvaluating the organizational structure and functions versus industry standards and norms
Executable Design & PlanningSplitting Technical and Process efforts

Identifying and selecting technical solutions

Identifying new process objectives ...

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