Server deployment is a process of configuring BIOS, peripheral controllers and installing Operating System with associated drivers & software. In manual server deployment, admins will setup BIOS and peripheral controllers followed by an Operating System installation. As time and human efforts required for deployment will linearly increase with more servers. In automated server deployment, setup complexity grows, with increase in number of tools getting integrated in the automation framework, leading to a high maintenance cost in terms of tool maintenance. By recording various server configuration patterns and reusing them to self-deploy new servers automatically via HPE intelligent provisioning. This eases data center maintenance activities and achieve high productivity with less effort.
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