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IT Automation: The Quest for Lights Out by Howie Lyke

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Identifying the Components and Complexity of Lights Out Operations

All the infrastructure components in your data center may be suitable for automation. Table 1-1 contains a list of components, brief definitions of each, and the factors that affect the complexities involved in automating them. In this context, the term "complexity" is a measure of the staffing requirements and coordination, the number of technical requirements, the time needed to evaluate alternative solutions, the technical implementation, maintenance of the implementation, and associated costs. Engage your staff in the evaluation and decision concerning the complexity level ...

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