Implementing IBM Systems Director 6.1

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 06 May 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738432679
ISBN-13: 9780738432670
IBM Form #: SG24-7694-00
(862 pages)

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Authors: David Feisthammel, Lesley Bain, Paul Engel, Shripad Nadgowda, Jesus Sahagun, David Watts


IBM Systems Director is a platform management foundation that streamlines the way that physical and virtual systems are managed across a multi-system environment. Leveraging industry standards, IBM Systems Director supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM® and non-IBM platforms.

IBM Systems Director provides multi-system support for IBM Power Systems™, Systems x, BladeCenter®, System z®, and Storage Systems, enabling integration of IBM systems with the total infrastructure. IBM Systems Director also manages non-IBM x86-based systems through a dedicated agent.

This IBM Redbooks® publication describes how to implement systems management with IBM Systems Director 6.1, discussing IBM Systems Director architecture, its adherence to industry standards, and the planning required for a successful implementation.

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

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Security
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Web interface
Chapter 6. Discovery Manager
Chapter 7. Status Manager
Chapter 8. Configuration Manager
Chapter 9. Automation Manager
Chapter 10. Update Manager
Chapter 11. Remote Access
Chapter 12. Virtualization Manager
Chapter 13. Storage Management
Chapter 14. Task management
Chapter 15. Additional plug-in managers
Chapter 16. Command-line interface (CLI)
Chapter 17. Scenarios

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