Would you like to show and charge for usage of your IBM Power Systems server?
You may already be aware of the concept of a virtualized system and virtual machines. This might be used by your organization as a means to share physical resources or form the basis for your cloud infrastructure. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving scalability and work loads. The question is how do you analyze the usage of such resources and charge appropriately where required?
The Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager (TUAM) team is pleased to announce that the TUAM IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) collector also supports collecting usage information from IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) and facilitates analyzing, reporting, and billing based on the usage and costs of this metering data. This provides a means for enterprises to migrate from HMC to SDMC and ensure continuity of showback/chargeback solutions based on TUAM. Future versions of the HMC/SDMC collector will exploit SDMC specific features.
- Ability to capture allocation (entitlements) and usage information for each LPAR, Processor Pool, Memory Pool and the overall System
- Ability to capture capped and uncapped usage and charge different amounts for each
What is IBM Systems Director Management Console (SDMC)?
The SDMC provides hardware, service, and virtualization management for your Power Systems server. The SDMC is the successor to the HMC and the Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM), and shows how IBM Systems Director is going to take an increasingly important role for administrators. For more information on SDMC, see this blog.