IBM® Systems Director VMControl™ Standard Edition provides simplified virtualization management, which enables faster problem-solving, a higher return on investment and rapid responses to changing business goals and strategies. IBM Systems Director and VMControl Standard Edition work together to help you more effectively utilize your virtual environment. VMControl Standard Edition enables you to deploy virtual appliances quickly and easily and provides centralized management of virtual appliance assets, helping to increase systems administrator productivity. In addition, VMControl Standard Edition capabilities are needed to support the deployment management requirements needed for cloud computing.

IBM® Systems Director VMControl™ Standard Edition utilizes a workload-optimized approach to decrease infrastructure costs and improve service levels. VMControl Standard Edition captures workloads from active systems and stores them into a repository as reusable system images, also referred to as virtual appliances. VMControl Standard Edition also provides support to manage virtual appliances and automate deployment of virtual appliances from a centralized repository.

VMControl Standard Edition enables the creation and management of images to use when creating and deploying virtual workloads using AIX (by leveraging NIM) and Linux on Power, as well as Linux on System z (leveraging z/VM). The definition of these system images is based on the DMTF Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specifications. The open design and support of industry standards enable IBM Systems Director and VMControl to provide heterogeneous physical and virtual management of multiple platforms and operating systems, which helps protect client IT investments.

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VMControl Standard Edition requires IBM Systems Director version 6.3. 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. Consult the Installation and User's Guide (PDF, 5.07MB) for full plug-in requirements.

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The latest version of Systems Director VMControl Standard Edition is available for download via this site. Take advantage of the trial opportunity to see for yourself how this solution will enable you to manage virtualized workloads. For continued use of IBM Systems Director VMControl functions beyond the trial period, the offering must be purchased.

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