Systems Management has many meanings… in an IBM Power Server site is usually refers to monitoring and administration of local and/or distributed Power Servers. Systems management is strongly influenced by network management initiatives and can also include Communications networks between 2 or more servers.
Centralized management has a time and effort trade-off that is related to the size of the company, the expertise of the IT staff, and the amount of technology being used… in the case of IBM Power Servers (both “i” and “p” (i5/OS and AIX)), expertise in these servers is limited, so handing ,management of these servers to “the experts” is often a more efficient way of managing the “health” of these servers, as well as day-to-day monitoring and alerts.
System management may involve one or more of the following tasks:
- Hardware heath-check.
- Server availability monitoring and metrics.
- Software inventory and installation.
- Operating System PTFs and upgrades
- iSecurity management.
- User’s activities monitoring.
- Capacity monitoring.
- Security management.
- Storage management.
- Network capacity and utilization monitoring.
- High Availability (implementation) and monitoring
Availability Solutions implement the world-class REVSOFT products to assist with the monitoring, alerting and, if appropriate, the remedy of any issues that occur.