Chapter 6. Application Deployment

This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Baselining your infrastructure

  • Allocating quality of service resources

  • The pilot

  • Verification process

  • Predictive modeling

  • Big bang vs. staged rollout

  • Building a contingency plan

  • Reporting

This chapter covers how to build up an accurate baseline using Cisco management tools and background data. It then discusses how to use this baseline to ascertain an application’s impact on the environment at rollout and at application and infrastructure upgrades. Moving on, it discusses the allocation and deployment of quality of service (QoS) settings.

This chapter builds on what you learned in Chapter 3, “Detailing the Business Transaction,” about how to optimize and profile the application. ...

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