The deployment process is divided into four distinct phases:

  • Phase 1: Designing the deployment
  • Phase 2: Installing and configuring the components
  • Phase 3: Validating the deployment
  • Phase 4: Tuning and maintaining the deployment to improve performance

    During each phase of deployment, you must document all aspects of the deployment that could be required to re-create, troubleshoot, and reconfigure the installation.

    Figure 1. The deployment process