Wednesday, 11 June 2014

List of Instances \ environments \ Clusters

So in the the previous post we went over the importance of collecting server information and how to do so (well the basics)

So now that we have that, we need to look at the servers in a little more depth.

My first port of call would always be to check what environments these all sit in.  This gives you an idea of where to start when you begin checks and balances.

This is also requires you talking to your team/devs/the business so can prove to be a very beneficial exercise to get to know the people you will be working with, and there understanding of the systems.

Once you have this its a good idea work out if there are clusters, and if so find the node names, and the normally active node.  Also find out if its active/active or active/passive.

Now you have this it will help you get a better idea of what kind of HA, DR set up you have.