LANDesk Server Manager helps you and your IT staff get a better handle on uptime and become more efficient at making real decisions by giving you a mixture of historical and real-time data. Intelligently control the levels of automation required for patches, images and updates. Use a single console for your hardware and operating systems from different vendors to gain a decided advantage when negotiating pricing.
The Avocent LANDesk Server Manager provides a single console for multi-vendor environments to monitor and manage server availability and reduce operational costs. It provides all of the tools you need to plan, deploy and manage your server infrastructure throughout its life cycle. It combines systems management features such as provisioning, patch management, inventory, monitoring and alerting with remote management capabilities including KVM, Virtual Media, power control, service processors and serial console through integration with Avocent DSView 3 management software. The solution ensures you have all of the tools required to provide reliable services and respond to incidents quickly.
LANDesk Server Manager triggers a lifestyle change in the way you manage your data center allowing server operations to move from a reactive mode, where servers are managed in a one by one fashion, to a proactive and controlled mode, where deployments and changes are planned and tested once before being deployed many times using reusable modular configuration templates. The consistency and conformity that this approach brings creates a solid foundation or baseline so that configuration changes can be planned and deployed in a controlled and reliable manner. This leads to higher levels of operational efficiency and highly reliable systems that remain secure and compliant with corporate server policy.
LANDesk Server Manager allows for heterogeneous server environments to be managed in a more homogeneous way by allowing standard configurations of servers to be managed and deployed in the data center across multiple physical and virtual server platforms. The "design once" and "deploy many" methodology provides a high degree of control and allows for automation of major operational tasks such as provisioning, patching and software distribution.
Discovery and inventory
Scans local and remote networks to discover unmanaged servers in the environment and then collects complete hardware and software inventory of all managed servers.
Provides a complete provisioning solution for servers using a framework of modular and reusable templates. Configures hardware, installs operating system (scripted install or image based), configures drivers and applications, and patches to create a fully operational server.
Scans for vulnerabilities in all managed servers using LANDesk patch management service and allows for testing, deployment and verification of patches in production.
The health dashboard console provides system health and status summary with the tools required for incident resolution including in-band and out-of-band remote control and network based diagnostic tools.
Security and performance monitoring
Security, performance monitoring and alerting provides features such as predictive failure analysis, threshold based alarms and security/compliance features such as removable media detection.