Extends lifecycle management capabilities across its virtualisation technologies
Sun Microsystems has rolled a new version of Ops Center, a comprehensive management system for both physical and virtual systems.
In addition to managing Sun’s x86 and SPARC servers, the Ops Center 2.5 extends lifecycle management capabilities to Sun’s built-in virtualisation technologies, including Solaris Containers and Sun Logical Domains (Ldoms), the company said.
The company said that Ops Center 2.5 allows users to maintain consistent deployment of firmware, OS, and applications across physical and virtual resources, speed deployment time, as well as improve business continuity by provisioning new systems and allocating resources.
According to Sun Microsystems, the new version of Ops Center includes, the ability to create, delete, configure, monitor, and migrate Solaris Containers and LDoms from a single console; virtual storage library management using Fiber Channel, NFS or ZFS software; and support for discovery, monitoring, provisioning and patching of servers running Oracle Enterprise Linux. It also provides the ability to patch the Solaris OS using Solaris Live upgrade software with minimal downtime.
From a single and intuitive browser-based console, Ops Center 2.5 automates and controls Sun infrastructure as well as heterogeneous environments running the Solaris Operating System (OS), Windows , Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), and Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL), the company said.
Jim McHugh, vice president of datacentre marketing at Sun Microsystems, said: Successful virtualisation projects need automated tools that streamline the management of both physical and virtual assets – a complex task in today’s datacentres. Ops Center 2.5 is an end-to-end management tool that enables IT and systems administrators to reduce downtime, improve IT productivity, meet compliance requirements, and respond quickly to business changes.
The company offers subscriptions and perpetual licenses for Ops Center. Commercial subscriptions are priced annually per system starting at $500 for the premium management pack, which includes patching and provisioning, and $1000 for the enterprise management pack, which includes full virtualisation management.