IBM Director is an integrated, easy-to-use suite of tools that provide customers with flexible systems management capabilities to help realize maximum system availability and help lower IT costs. With IBM Director, IT administrators can view and track the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail and monitor the usage and performance of critical components, such as processors, disks and memory. IBM Director is provided at no additional charge for use on IBM systems.
A single point of management
The Retail Extensions for IBM Director are available for customers who want to manage the front of the store and back of the store systems with a familiar, consistent, single management tool — IBM Director. The Retail Extensions integrate the Remote Management Agents with IBM Director and provide a set of tools designed specifically for retail systems. The tools take IBM Director to a new level and enable maximum availability, utilization, and performance of point-of-sale systems, kiosks, self kiosks, self checkout, and peripherals. The Retail Extensions integrate to the IBM Director console, so retailers can continue taking advantage of common Director tasks and capabilities, such as its drag-and-drop user interface, scheduler, and powerful group, inventory, and event management.