One of the main challenges in Configuration Management is to have a “Baseline” (create and maintain) with the recommended value for every Configuration Parameter, which serves as a basis for queries, audits and also define changes.
If the Manager don’t have a Baseline to follow, we can say he is blind, and all efforts will be worthless, certainly causing a lot of rework, not to mention degrading overall network quality and performance.
So we’ll starting Hunter Baseline, a new module to group togheter all best practices from all over the world.
Feel free to suggest how can this be done.
One option would be create a single Excel spreadsheet, with all parameters from all vendors, along with the recommended values that are optimized in the networks.
The problem in this case is how can we create and maintain it updated.
Open to suggestions.