7.2. Current-State Configuration Documentation Tools

Configuration documentation tools are not often thought of as “monitoring” tools per se; however, it's essential that you capture the configuration details of the system being tested, so you can track how future tests (executed perhaps months later) vary and how the system's performance changes over time. For only a select few of my customers, changes to their systems are rare; they remain largely static month after month. The best that most of my customers can hope for, though, is a production system that changes or otherwise evolves slightly on a monthly or quarterly basis. Tracking these inevitable real-world changes, however minor in scope, is critical, because it allows an SAP shop the ...

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