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Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11gR1: Business Service Management by Ashwin Kumar Karkala, Govinda Raj Sambamurthy

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Modeling

Prior to discussing the various modeling options, it is important to understand the necessity of modeling the IT infrastructure. As discussed in the previous section, a typical data center consists of numerous heterogeneous hardware and software components. The hardware components present in a data center are as varied as network routers, switches, machines ranging from servers to desktops, Mainframes, storage devices, load balancers, and so on. The software components deployed on such hardware are significantly more diverse such as operating systems, databases, application servers, middleware, and so on. In an enterprise data center, both hardware and software will be sourced from multiple vendors. To further add another layer of complexity, ...

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