The IBM Systems Director Standard Edition provides an integrated set of tools to help IT organizations address the challenges associated with managing both physical and virtual server infrastructures: designed to reduce operational complexity, improve the efficiency of IT staff and systems, and control costs while meeting business requirements for service delivery.
IBM Systems Director Standard Edition makes it easier and more cost-effective for you to purchase the capabilities you need to manage IBM server systems versus buying individual plug-in features separately. It bundles related management features that are pretested and updated. Also, software maintenance renewal for all features is aligned, reducing the administrative burden of keeping your support up to date. IBM Systems Director Standard Edition includes features that can reduce the time and effort for workload deployment, as well as optimize energy usage and capacity.
Becoming more efficient
IBM Systems Director helps administrators automate data center operations. Built-in automation capabilities enable IT administrators to schedule updates and configuration changes to proactively avoid problems, and reduce the administrative burden of routine maintenance. Featuring simplified discovery and automated configuration, compute resources can be quickly added for management. Powerful grouping capabilities with nesting of resources help organize resources for efficient operation. A simplified interface is used to create action plans for events that can trigger automatic responses such as email notification or task execution.
Easy to use
IBM Systems Director features a user-friendly, web-based interface that helps guide administrators with an extensive array of wizards. Resource views of systems and groups clearly show relationships between physical and virtual resources. Customizable dashboards summarize critical resources and provide drilldown for detailed status.
Managing virtualizationProduct Highlights
Virtualization has transformed IT and how it relates to business. Virtualized solutions unlock IT resources to achieve business goals by enhancing resource utilization, improving service levels and improving availability. Virtualization benefits extend beyond the data center by enabling faster time to market for new services based upon market demands. IBM Systems Director provides integrated virtualization management to help achieve the full potential of virtualization. Through one user interface, both virtual and physical resources can be managed.
- Ability to import, capture, and delete industry-standard virtual appliances
- Ability to deploy industry-standard virtual appliances
- Ability to maintain virtual appliances stored in repositories via a centralized library
- Monitoring and trend analysis of electrical energy usage and thermal characteristics for IBM systems
- Features for setting energy usage caps across one or more servers
- Energy saving modes that can take into account processor utilization and the altitude of the data center facility
- Facilities to discover, inventory, and monitor network devices and view groups of network devices