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Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World by Leslie Sachs, Robert Aiello

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Chapter 3. Environment Configuration

Chapter Overview

3.1 Why Is Environment Configuration Important? 51

3.2 Where Do I Start? 51

3.3 Supporting Code Promotion 52

3.4 Managing the Configuration 52

3.5 Practical Approaches to Establishing a CMDB 55

3.6 Change Control Depends on Environment Configuration 56

3.7 Minimize the Number of Controls Required 57

3.8 Managing Environments 57

3.9 The Future of Environment Configuration 57

Environment configuration refers to identifying, modifying, and managing the interface dependencies required for the system to successfully progress from development to QA to production. Environment configurations are often called runtime dependencies because they impact how the code will behave when it is running in ...

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