Dell introduces server management tools

Dell Inc. is releasing server management tools that consolidate administrative functions with applications from Microsoft Corp. and third-party vendors.

The Dell OpenManage software is aimed at users of two- and four-way Dell PowerEdge servers, which run Microsoft Servers on the IA-32 architecture, said Neil Hand, a marketing director with Dell's product group.

The first new application, Dell Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager, monitors the status of servers, Hand said.

Dell Update Packages will combine with Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 to give administrators a single interface for managing server hardware, software and operating-system patches. The Deployment Toolkit works with Microsoft Automated Deployment Services, a server-deployment application.

Hand said today that the OpenManage software also will work with apps from third-party vendors such as Altiris Inc. of Lindon, Utah, and Veritas Software Inc. of Mountain View, Calif.

Dell is offering the OpenManage tools free to its customers, Hand said. The first two are available now, and the company will release the Deployment Toolkit by the end of 2003.

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