8.5. Capturing Your Current State and Baseline

With test assets identified and then assembled into a collection of resources capable of meeting your testing needs, the next big step in preparing for a series of test runs is to completely document the environment. This is much more involved than simply documenting a simple SAP Technology Stack—you need to take into consideration the Tier One, Tier Two, and C&B resources you are using, the roles they will play, and how they will be configured. All of this data collection could conceivably take longer to perform than performing the actual stress tests if it were not for the fact that you by now have a number of excellent current-state configuration tools at your disposal (discussed in Chapter 7 ...

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