In this chapter, we have seen the common issues in data centers (albeit from the eyes of the administrators) and the chaos that can be seen in any such center if there is no controlled management and automation. We hope you have gained a good insight.
Brute manual force and multitudes of scripts are often used as the last bastion of defense against the chaos, but ultimately succumb. They cannot cope with rapid change.
Even the script heroes are eventually engulfed by the rising tide of continuous scripting and sooner or later quit the company.
In the next chapter, we will take our first look at powerful Enterprise-Management software from Oracle that can be used to reduce this chaos to a negligible extent, so that the data center can be managed ...