Implementing IBM Director 5.20

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 20 April 2007, updated 01 September 2009

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ISBN-10: 073848623X
ISBN-13: 9780738486239
IBM Form #: SG24-6188-03
(990 pages)

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Authors: David Watts, Robert J Brenneman, David Feisthammel, Tim Sutherland


IBM Director is a comprehensive systems manager designed for use across the full IBM Systems server family. An integrated, easy-to-use suite of tools, IBM Director provides clients with flexible systems-management abilities to help maximize system availability and lower IT costs. With IBM Director, IT administrators can view and track the hardware configuration of remote systems and monitor the component performance of processors, disks, and memory.

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to implement systems management with IBM Director 5.20, discussing IBM Director architecture, its adherence to industry standards, and the planning required for a solution.

This book covers how IBM Director integrates with the IBM System x service processors and the options available to deploy agents. Tasks include configuring events and alerting subsystems. The book also describes several real-life scenarios employing IBM Director.

This book helps you tailor and configure IBM Director while showing you how best to maximize your investment in IBM technology. This book is a companion to the IBM Director online publications and the product CD-ROM.

September 2009 update: Corrected a typo.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning for IBM Director
Chapter 3. Security planning and implementation
Chapter 4. IBM Director installation
Chapter 5. IBM Director configuration
Chapter 6. IBM Director tasks
Chapter 7. Update Manager
Chapter 8. IBM Electronic Service Agent
Chapter 9. IBM PowerExecutive
Chapter 10. IBM Virtualization Manager
Chapter 11. IBM z/VM Center
Chapter 12. Event management
Chapter 13. Scenarios
Appendix A. Event actions
Appendix B. CIM subscriptions

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