Compaq will allow users to access its system management software via a Web browser anywhere on their system network.
Launched last week, Insight Manager XE uses Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) to give real-time access to system management data from across the enterprise.
"You can manage (Compaq servers) from anywhere in the system more easily.
Instead of having to fire up your Insight Manager console you can use a browser to check the health of your servers," explained Philip Mendoza, systems management software analyst at IDC.
Compaq is following in the steps of systems management vendors such as BMC Software, Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard and Tivoli, which are all committed to using WBEM technologies as the point of integration for their management applications and suites.
"(WBEM) should help Compaq integrate with other system management companies," continued Mendoza. "WBEM standardises the type of information from your servers you feed into your systems management software, such as CA's Unicenter TNG. Since Compaq is such a major server vendor, this move is good for the acceptance of WBEM, which is a good technology for the industry to settle on."
Insight Manager XE now allows users to set particular systems management policies, Mendoza said. With previous versions of the software, users had to view the health of their systems by checking a particular component, such as the disk drives. With the upgrade, users can look at the health of a particular group of servers by location or by management domain, such as analysing all the accountancy servers on the network.
John Rose, general manager of Compaq's Enterprise Computing Group, said that Compaq service products would support Intel and Alpha products running Windows NT, NetWare, SCO Unix, Digital Unix, Open VMS and Tandem NSK.
"This is the first comprehensive program to include all of Compaq's recently acquired technology from Tandem and Digital," he said.
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