IBM® Systems Director Storage Control enables the management of systems and storage with a single pane of glass. IBM Systems Director with Storage Control provides a single management console and system for managing both server and storage systems. Storage Control is an IBM systems Director plug-in based on IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Centre (US). It integrates tightly with the IBM Systems Director and VMControl environment providing integrated physical and virtual server and storage management through a single user interface.
Storage Control unifies the management of physical and virtual server and storage resources for integrated end-to-end life cycle management, including: configuration, discovery, health, capacity, inventory, provisioning, topology, updates, alerts and retirement. Storage Control is especially important for IT administration groups that have responsibility across servers and storage.
IBM Systems Director Storage Control requires IBM DB2 (restricted-use license included at no additional cost) as the IBM Systems Director database
Storage Control is available as a plug-in option for IBM Systems Director. Storage Control 4.2.1 requires IBM Systems Director 6.2.1. If the product is installed on an older version of IBM Systems Director, you will be prompted to perform an upgrade before accessing full functionality. IBM Systems Director Storage Control requires IBM DB2 9.7 ESE (restricted-use license included at no additional cost) as the IBM Systems Director database. Consult the Installation and User's Guide (PDF, 121KB) for full plug-in requirements.
Get a 60-day trial of Storage Control
Storage Control is available for download via this site. Take advantage of the 60-day trial opportunity to see for yourself how this solution will enable you to manage server and storage systems with a single management console. Storage Control extends storage management of IBM Systems Director and VMControl to cover most IBM storage systems. For continuee use of IBM Systems Director Storage Control management functions beyond the 60-day trial, a license must be purchased.
Purchase Storage Control
Contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.