Chapter 2

The investigation begins

Abstract

In this chapter, the reader will learn how to reduce the investigation of problems to small, modular components, how to perform a comparison test, and how to analyze output and response from complex systems with more than a single variable.

Keywords

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The first chapter gave us a mostly philosophical perspective on how one should approach problem solving in data centers. We begin our work with preconceptions and bias, and they often interfere with our judgment. Furthermore, it is all too easy to get hung up on conventions, established patterns and habits, and available numbers – and we deliberately avoid using the word ...

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