Add data center server management to endpoint management
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When you look at the lifecycle management needs of distributed endpoints and data center servers you quickly realize they are quite similar. They all need software distribution, patch management, OS deployment and inventory management. With the delivery of IBM Endpoint Manager for Server Automation, which builds upon IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management, you can now manage desktops, laptops and data center servers (both physical and virtual) from a single user interface. With task sequencing you can now perform server builds (for example, deploying operating systems, configuration settings, deploying simple software, changing the host name and restarting the system) or other system administrator tasks that need to be carefully sequenced. This is especially true for middleware applications running in data centers that have dependencies and relationships between systems. An example would be a banking application that has three web servers, two application servers and two databases that all operate together to provide a service. Examples of typical task sequencing would be operating system patching, in which the user would remove “Webserver 1” from a cluster, patch it, restart it and then re-add that server to the cluster. Once this is done, the user can move on to “Webserver 2,” then move to the application servers and database servers. Instead of doing all of this manually, Endpoint Manager for Server Automation now enables users to leverage their own best practices to automate the task sequence.
View a short video clip to see how this works.