9.3. System and Environment Health Models

The term system health model refers to the process of ordering and tracking the overall system state of individual servers throughout the environment as time progresses. Within the enterprise, this process is particularly crucial because it gives you an indication of how much productivity is being lost because of equipment failures and a lack of application availability.

In some corporations, the loss of a single server can bring the entire company to its knees in terms of production, especially if there is no backup. However, usually in a large enterprise the loss of one machine just means that the state of the overall environment is "other than 100 percent." In other words, the environment is still ...

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