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HP Systems Insight Manager provides the following features:

  • Easy and rapid installation. Installs on your server platform of choice running HP-UX, Windows, or Linux or on a Windows desktop or workstation.

  • Automatic discovery and identification. Automatically discovers and identifies systems attached to the network. Use Discovery Filters to prevent discovery of unwanted system types. Manual discovery options are also available.

  • Fault management and event handling.  Provides proactive notification of actual or impending component failure alerts. Automatic Event Handling enables you to configure policies to notify appropriate users of failures through e-mail, pager, or short message service (SMS) gateway, and it also enables automatic execution of scripts or event forwarding to enterprise platforms such as HP OpenView Network Node Manager or HP OpenView Operations.

    Pager support is only for Windows based central management server (CMS).

  • Consistent multi-system management. Initiates a task on multiple systems or nodes from a single command on the central management server (CMS). This functionality eliminates the need for tedious, one-at-a-time operations on each system. The integration of single-system aware (SSA) tools lets the central management server (cms2;) to use them in a multiple-system aware (MSA) manner, allowing them to execute simultaneously on multiple systems.

  • Secure remote management. Leverages operating system security for user authentication and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Secure Shell (SSH) to encrypt management communications.

  • Role-based security. Enables effective delegation of management responsibilities by giving systems administrators granular control over which users can perform which management operations on which systems.

  • Tool definitions. Defines tools using simple XML documents that enable you to integrate off-the-shelf or custom tools. These tools can be command line tools, Web-based applications, or scripts. Access to these integrated tools is governed by role-based security.

  • Data collection and inventory reports. Performs comprehensive system data collection and enables you to quickly produce detailed inventory reports for managed systems. Reports can be saved in HTML format or exported to CSV format for easy incorporation into popular reporting packages.

  • Snapshot comparisons. Enables you to compare configuration snapshots of up to four different servers or configuration snapshots of a single server over time. This functionally assists IT staff in pinpointing configuration issues that can contribute to system instability.

  • Version control. Automatically downloads the latest BIOS, driver, and agent updates for HP ProLiant servers running Windows and Linux, identifies systems running out-of-date system software, and enables system software updates across groups of servers.

  • Two user interfaces. Provides a Web browser graphical user interface (GUI) and command line interface (CLI) to help incorporate HP Systems Insight Manager into your existing management processes.

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