Managing IBM Power Servers with IBM Systems Director 6.1

IBM® Systems Director 6.1 is a platform management solution that streamlines the way physical and virtual systems are managed across a multi-system environment. IBM Systems Director leverages industry standards to support multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM and non-IBM platforms, including Power Systems™ servers. Through a single Web-based user interface, IBM Systems Director provides consistent views for visualizing managed systems and determining how these systems relate to one another while identifying their individual status.

Management of Power Systems servers is simplified through the exceptional value of IBM Systems Director. The tool manages the underlying hardware, operating systems, and platform managers, such as Hardware Management Console (HMC) and Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM). Key features that enable lifecycle management include discovery, health and status monitoring, configuration, updates, and virtualization. It also provides a Welcome Page summary view that is specific to Power Systems servers and functions that are specific to the Power platform.

You can use the Power Systems features within Systems Director to do the following:

Systems Director 6.1 simplifies IT management for Power Systems users in several key areas:

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