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The recently released IBM Systems Director 6.2 becomes much much faster when startup.

Director 6.1 takes about 10 minutes to become “Active” status after running  smstart on a 2G Mem/2.6G Dual core x86 Linux.  Now Director 6.2 only takes about 5 minutes. Great performance improvement!


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The following IBM Systems Director Advanced Managers achieved Web GA today (Jun 9, 2010).

  • IBM Systems Director VMControl 2.3
  • IBM Systems Director Network Control 1.2
  • IBM Systems Director Service & Support Manager 6.2
  • IBM Systems Director Transition Manager for HP® Systems Insight Manager 6.2
  • IBM PowerVM Workload Partitions Manager for AIX 2.2
  • IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager 4.3 (already achieved Web GA along with Director 6.2 on 5/27)

IBM Systems Director Plug-ins Download Site: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/management/director/downloads/plugins.html

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IBM Systems Director provides systems management personnel with a single-point-of-control, helping reduce IT management complexity and cost.

IBM® Systems Director 6.2 is released today as well as various plug-ins such as Active Energy Manager 4.3, VMControl 2.3, Network Control 1.2, Service and Support Manager 6.2, etc. which can be downloaded from http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/director/resources.html .

What’s new in version 6.2.0

IBM® Systems Director Version 6.2.0 provides many new features and enhancements, including IPv6 compliance, new hardware support, new Web browser support, new Operating System support, new storage support, functional enhancements, and so on.

IBM® Systems Director Overview

IBM® Systems Director is a platform-management foundation that streamlines the way you manage physical and virtual systems across a heterogeneous environment. By using industry standards, IBM Systems Director supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM and non-IBM x86 platforms.

Through a single user interface, IBM Systems Director provides consistent views for viewing managed systems, determining how these systems relate to one another, and identifying their statuses, thus helping to correlate technical resources with business needs. A set of common tasks included with IBM Systems Director provides many of the core capabilities required for basic management, which means instant out-of-the-box business value. These common tasks include discovery, inventory, configuration, system health, monitoring, updates, event notification and automation across managed systems.

IBM Systems Director’s Web and command-line interfaces provide a consistent interface focused on driving these common tasks and capabilities:

  • Discovering, navigating and visualizing systems on the network with the detailed inventory and relationships to the other network resources
  • Notifying users of problems that occur on system and ability to drill down to the source of the problem
  • Notifying users when systems need updates and distributing and installing updates on a schedule
  • Analyzing real-time data for systems and setting critical thresholds that notify the administrator of emerging problems
  • Configuring settings of a single system and creating a configuration plan that can apply those settings to multiple systems
  • Updating installed plug-ins to add new features and function to the base capabilities
  • Managing the lifecycle of virtual resources

Cited from IBM Systems Director 6.2 Information Center

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