As you've seen, creating AssemblyLines can be a pretty quick business. However, a completed AssemblyLine run does not mean that your solution is ready for 'prime time'. Even simple integration tasks warrant a minimum of both forethought and outcome analysis.
Some pertinent questions to reflect on are:
For long-running AssemblyLines, like those used for synchronizations and to power services, we can tack on additional considerations like availability and fault-tolerance, performance, scalability and security.
The goal of this last chapter is making you aware of these issues, plus a number of Tivoli Directory Integrator features and techniques that we can use to address them.
If you are new to Tivoli Directory Integrator then don't worry if this chapter seems complex and difficult to follow. Instead, come back and re-read these sections as your experience and comfort with the system grows.