IBM Updates Systems Director Software
July 27, 2010 Alex Woodie
IBM last week unveiled Systems Director Editions for Power Systems version 6.2, an updated collection of software for monitoring and provisioning physical and virtual Power Systems server infrastructure.
The “Editions” component of the name refers to the three versions of Systems Director 6.2 that IBM is making available for the Power Systems platforms, including Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions. Each has been updated to include the latest components that IBM includes in the Systems Director package components, including core Systems Director functionality, Active Energy Manager, VMControl, Network Control, Tivoli Monitoring Agents for System p, and DB2 Enterprise Server Edition.
New functionality delivered in the core component of the Systems Director version 6.2 product include: a simplified user interface designed to make it easier to discover systems and install updates; better integration with Tivoli and Java; and improved security and auditability, among other enhancements.
The various sub-components delivered through the various editions of Systems Director were also enhanced with version 6.2. The sub-components that are included with Systems Director Express edition include:
Systems Director Standard edition includes all of the above sub-components, including the following additions:
Systems Director Enterprise edition adds to this the following sub-components:
Systems Director for Power Systems version 6.2 becomes available July 30. For more information, see IBM United States Software Announcement 210-100 (PDF). Or, to see what Systems Director is up to this week or just to “hang” with the prod and all its wacky friends, check out its Facebook site at www.facebook.com/pages/IBM-Systems-Director/193362963483.