With IBM Director, a network administrator can perform the following tasks:
v View the hardware configuration of remote systems, in detail
v Monitor the usage and performance of critical components, such as
v Centrally manage individual or large groups of IBM and non-IBM
IBM Director provides a comprehensive entry-level workgroup hardware manager. It
includes the following key features:
v Advanced self-management capabilities for maximum system availability.
v Multiple operating-system platform support, including Microsoft
v Support for IBM and non-IBM servers, desktop computers, workstations, and
v Support for systems-management industry standards.
v Integration into leading workgroup and enterprise systems-management
v Ease of use, training, and setup.
IBM Director also provides an extensible platform that supports advanced server
tools that are designed to reduce the total cost of managing and supporting
networked systems. By deploying IBM Director, you can achieve reductions in
ownership costs through the following benefits:
v Reduced downtime
v Increased productivity of IT personnel and users
v Reduced service and support costs
For more information about IBM Director, see the documentation on the IBM
Director DVD that comes with the server, the IBM Director Information Center at
diricinfoparent.html, and the IBM xSeries Systems Management Web page at
http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/, which presents an overview of IBM
Systems Management and IBM Director.
IBM dx340 User's Guide
microprocessors, disks, and memory
x86-processor-based servers, desktop computers, workstations, and notebook
computers on a variety of platforms
Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, AIX, i5/OS, Red Hat
Linux, SUSE Linux, VMware, and Novell NetWare. For a complete list of
operating systems that support IBM Director, see the IBM Director Compatibility
document (for v5.10) or the Hardware and Software Support Guide (for v5.20).
These documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) at
http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/resources/. They are updated
every 6 to 8 weeks.