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Systems Director

Systems Director is a platform-management foundation that streamlines the way you manage physical and virtual systems supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies in Lenovo and non-Lenovo x86 platforms.

Through a single user interface, Systems Director provides consistent views for viewing managed systems, determining how these systems relate to one other, and identifying their statuses, helping to correlate technical resources with business needs. A set of common tasks that are included with Systems Director provides many of the core capabilities that are required for basic management, which means instant out-of-the-box business value. The common tasks include the following items:

  • Discovery
  • Inventory
  • Configuration
  • System health
  • Monitoring
  • Updates
  • Event notification
  • Automation for managed systems

The Systems Director Web and command-line interfaces provide a consistent interface that is focused on driving these common tasks and capabilities:

  • Discovering, navigating, and visualizing systems on the network with the detailed inventory and relationships to the other network resources
  • Notifying users of problems that occur on systems and the ability to isolate the sources of the problems
  • Notifying users when systems need updates and distributing and installing updates on a schedule
  • Analyzing real-time data for systems and setting critical thresholds that notify the administrator of emerging problems
  • Configuring settings of a single system and creating a configuration plan that can apply those settings to multiple systems
  • Updating installed plug-ins to add new features and functions to the base capabilities
  • Managing the life cycles of virtual resources

For more information about Systems Director, see the documentation on the Systems Director DVD that comes with the server, the Systems Director Information Center at the Systems Director information center, and the Systems Management website at the Lenovo Systems Management Solutions website, which presents an overview of Systems Management and Systems Director.