Normal Forms of Systems Administration



  • @Tim_G said in Normal Forms of Systems Administration:

    So if 4th is strictly using RSAT... would 5th be full automation using SCCM, SCVMM, Orchestrator, and App Controller?

    Yes, I believe so. Those would be tools in the Microsoft toolset for that. They tend to take a very different approach than many of their competitors and it's been a while since I've used it. Not sure if SCCM goes all of the way to defined state or just really heavily automated forth form. But I think you can get to that state.

    I believe it is properly state defined (fifth form) but not code defined like most of the alternatives.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Normal Forms of Systems Administration:

    @Tim_G said in Normal Forms of Systems Administration:

    So if 4th is strictly using RSAT... would 5th be full automation using SCCM, SCVMM, Orchestrator, and App Controller?

    Yes, I believe so. Those would be tools in the Microsoft toolset for that. They tend to take a very different approach than many of their competitors and it's been a while since I've used it. Not sure if SCCM goes all of the way to defined state or just really heavily automated forth form. But I think you can get to that state.

    I believe it is properly state defined (fifth form) but not code defined like most of the alternatives.

    I think I got lost in all the clutter... but why do you separate Remote GUI from Remote CLI ?



  • @dafyre said in Normal Forms of Systems Administration:

    @scottalanmiller said in Normal Forms of Systems Administration:

    @Tim_G said in Normal Forms of Systems Administration:

    So if 4th is strictly using RSAT... would 5th be full automation using SCCM, SCVMM, Orchestrator, and App Controller?

    Yes, I believe so. Those would be tools in the Microsoft toolset for that. They tend to take a very different approach than many of their competitors and it's been a while since I've used it. Not sure if SCCM goes all of the way to defined state or just really heavily automated forth form. But I think you can get to that state.

    I believe it is properly state defined (fifth form) but not code defined like most of the alternatives.

    I think I got lost in all the clutter... but why do you separate Remote GUI from Remote CLI ?

    Essentially "automatable interface" vs non-automatable interface. Not that GUIs cannot be automated, but effectively they cannot be.