Limited and mindful automation is the way to go, in my experience. If you try to automate everything, invariably you either miss something, or you end up being in a situation where something fundamental changes within the automation stack, and it breaks a lot of your work.
Like everything else, use automation as a tool, but be careful where you apply it!
It would be handy if I could schedule a recurring maintenance period for a node without having to delve into setting up a Windows Scheduled Task or a cron job with API call.
I'm working as a contractor for an organization where the technical team is of the opinion that easy is not better. I'm showing then the value of using a SEIM that allows drilling down and their response was that they prefer one that uses CLI so that the team keeps up their skills. So for them I fear that automation will need to be pursued as a challange rather than as the benefits that it brings.
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