Intelligent visualization for effective management:
Use a rich user interface with active graphical views of all managed objects.
Gain an informational view of objects with icons containing vital system information. An icon for a z/VM guest, for example, can indicate the type of user, current status and if the guest can be connected.
Use the innovative user interface to interact with z/VM in a simple, intuitive way, such as connecting a virtual server to a virtual network or dragging the connection between the virtual server and the virtual network.
Attach digital reminder notes to managed objects like z/VM guests, virtual networks, DASD components, scripts, and users for display in a tool-tip. Context-aware technology integrates with these notes to protect against unwanted actions.
Identify resource and relationship changes easily with automatic updates.
Management and configuration:
Display and manage virtual servers and resources all from the convenience of a single graphical interface.
Provide convenient management of workloads across CPCs and z/VM LPARs designed to manage an unlimited number of z/VM instances.
Support advanced z/VM capabilities such as SSI and LGR. Perform a live guest relocation of one or more z/VM guests.
Activate and deactivate z/VM guests in the order you specify.
Help manage storage and networks, managing disk storage, Open Systems Adapter (OSA), and HiperSockets, and utilize graphical management abilities. For example, IBM Wave can graphically display storage utilization across the z/VM system, and allow for further examination. Define and control network devices such as VSWITCHes and guest LANs using a graphical view of the network topology.
Use the intelligent user interface to connect various network objects within the network viewer and automatically detect, in advance, if that connection can be made.
Discover z/VM resources and relationships across multiple LPARs, SSI clusters, and CPCs by using an agentless discovery that automatically refreshes updated views.
Collect performance information from z/VM and virtual Linux servers for monitoring of system behavior. If the Performance Toolkit for VM is installed, detailed performance data can be viewed for every active z/VM guest, as well as globally for the entire z/VM system.
Cloning and provisioning:
Provision guest systems, network, and storage from a single user interface.
Capture and clone virtual servers across LPARs and CPCs.
Activate and deactivate z/VM guests in the current z/VM System.
Create and configure virtual switches (VSWITCHes) and VLANs.
Provide storage management and provisioning for z/VM and Linux.
Run shell scripts or REXX EXECs directly from the user interface for more customized provisioning.
Administer resources such as z/VM guests, storage, and networks. Incorporate flexible filtering capabilities to group and manage resources matching your criteria for maximum flexibility and speeding management tasks.
Provide delegation of administrative capabilities to more precisely meet the needs of various administrative teams, all from the convenience of a single, powerful user interface.
Assign a z/VM account to one or more z/VM guests, assign one or more z/VM guests a value for a particular attribute, or assign z/VM guests to a project. Viewing by project helps you manage in the way you view resources.
Use role-based management to control the management of z/VM and also allow delegation of administrative responsibility.
Provide reporting through the built-in report writer to report on guests, users, LPARs, z/VM guests, disk storage, and more.
Deliver security management with scopes and permissions set for each user. Support is provided for IBM RACF Security Server and other security products.