7.5. Enterprise Management Applications

Although the expense and complexity of full-blown enterprise management applications like OpenView, Tivoli, and Unicenter generally put them out of the running when it comes to validating and monitoring stress-test runs (collecting basic configuration data relevant to tracking baselines and the iterative changes that impact the baseline), they are still worth a bit of discussion. Why? Because many of these tools are used in some capacity by your company already, and therefore you may have access to leverage the licensing and experience already in place. Before we get started, though, you may wish to evaluate whether the complexity of these applications is worth your time by evaluating the following factors: ...

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