IBM has announced Systems Director for Power Systems will be withdrawn from marketing effective January 2016. IBM Systems Director for Power Systems will be continued to be supported through its normal software lifecycle which will end in April 2018. For complete withdraw details of individual Systems Director offerings, refer to the complete announcement.
The following charts provide information on replacement products for IBM Systems Director for Power Systems.
Replace base IBM Systems Director for Power Systems functions
|Function||Old component||IBM replacement||Open source or other solutions|
|Monitoring & Automation||Base Systems Director||IBM Tivoli Monitoring, HMC, PowerVP, PowerVM VIOS Performance Adivsor, IBM i Navigator, nmon|
|Compliance||Base Systems Director||IBM BigFix, PowerSC, IBM i Navigator||Tripwire|
|Discovery and asset inventory||Base Systems Director||IBM BigFix, HMC, System Planning tool||hmc Scanner|
|Patch Management||Base Systems Director||IBM BigFix, NIM, PowerSC, SUMA, IBM i Navigator, HMC||Linux RHEL Satellite, SUSE Manager, Ubuntu Landscape|
|Basic Virtualization Management||Base Systems Director||HMC, PowerVM VIOS Performance Advisor, PowerVC, IBM Tivoli Monitoring||Nagios, Ganglia|
Replace plug-ins to IBM Systems Director for Power Systems
|Centralized AIX system setting controls||AIX Profile Manager Systems Director Plug-in||Custom scripts or lab services tools|
|Image Deployment & Management||VMControl||PowerVC, Cloud Manager with Openstack|
|PowerHA Systems Management||PowerHA Systems Director Plug-in||PowerHA console, smit|
|WPAR Systems Management||WPAR Systems Director Plug-in||smit or cmdline|
|Energy Management||Active Energy Manager Systems Director Plug-in||HMC, CIM interface|
|Advanced Virtualization Management||VMControl||PowerVC, IBM Tivoli Monitoring|
For further details on replacement products, refer to the white paper on Power Systems Management Strategies.
PowerVC transition entitlement
- Clients that have current software maintenance on Systems Director Standard or Enterprise VMControl or Systems Director Standard or Enterprise Edition can transition to PowerVC with no additional license cost.
- Clients that have Flex System Managers with current maintenance can transition to PowerVC with no license cost.
These two offers will expire on December 30, 2016.