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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Chapter 10. Administrative Concerns

Administration is too important to be left to administrators.

Some insight is necessary for end users as well, even if only to investigate and narrow down problems, and then make useful requests to administrators.

One may consider two approaches to administration:

  • Top-down proactive, concerned with resource planning, installation, and monitoring
  • Bottom-up reactive, driven by investigation and problem solving, and virtually involving anybody

The latter is often more challenging, as under error conditions the system does not exhibit the same level of coherence as under normal ones. We'll mention a few such cases. What is important is that there is always a balance of the two.

We have actually already dealt with quite ...

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