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Achieving full-scale server automation is something of a holy grail for Data Center Managers. A major piece of the automation puzzle is a practice known as “lights-out management” (LOM). This research note investigates LOM’s potential by discussing:
- The place of LOM within the overall context of data center automation.
- The hard benefits of LOM and their impact on IT operations.
- The preinstalled LOM features currently shipping on brand-name servers.
- Top-level advice on how to address LOM.
The benefits of LOM are self-evident when properly deployed and used. Find out if LOM is active on a server near you.