Your organization must stay agile to stay ahead. However, every change to IT services makes you vulnerable to error and unnecessary expense.
Make sure IT changes don't have unanticipated effects on your organization's mission-critical services. With Novell Operations Center, you'll have a complete view of the relationships and dependencies within your infrastructure. As a result, you'll be able to keep up with service demands while confidently maintaining compliance.
Configuration management system
Turn your static data repository into a dynamic resource that supports your business goals. The configuration management system in Novell Operations Center automates synchronization between your operational and your approved CMDB. By providing insight into the impact of actual and proposed configuration changes, the solution lets your IT organization make adjustments and improvements with speed and confidence.
Novell Operations Center federates multiple live data sources and holds an inmemory operational model. It also provides a panoramic view of your infrastructure and makes it easy for business users to perform specialized management and analysis tasks. Data sources are automatically accessed and reconciled with the model.
Managing standard-configuration adherence and change compliance can be nerve-wracking because of the diverse elements - IT resources, network relationships and communication relationships - that compose configurations. Novell Operations Center integrates with many management technologies to discover items and relationships. Using this information, the solution can build the initial configuration models and later keep them in synch. As a result, you can ensure standards are adhered to and changes occur in compliance with your change policy.
Relationships and dependencies
Novell Operations Center consolidates data from multiple sources, delivering a service view of infrastructure components, their relationships to one another and their configuration settings.
Driven by an intelligent service model, Novell Operations Center empowers IT organizations to assess the potential impact of a change, thus preventing service-affecting events. Changes can be combined to maximize efficiency and assessed against service calendars to ensure they won't occur at high-risk times for the business or that multiple changes do not collide.
Standards and change control
Change is difficult. Maintain control with a configuration management system that automatically syncs the last approved model with the current operating environment and change records. Novell Operations Center flags unapproved changes so you can take action before they cause problems - and improve your rate of successful changes.