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You may have heard about the pets vs. cattle discussion - a reference to the way application servers are deployed in the cloud native world. If an application server goes down it can simply be dropped from the mix and a new server added in its place. The practice so far has mostly been applied to application deployments. Management software on the other hand is treated in a very special manner. Dedicated resources are set aside to run the management software components and several alerting systems are deployed to watch the health of those components. Administrators spend hours each day managing the management infrastructure. VMware's vCenter Server, and other management components in the vCloud Suite, are good examples of this deployment style. Windows Azure Pack and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) from Microsoft's cloud platform are similar. Drawba... (more)