Automate and Simplify IT Infrastructure Operations

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Published on January 16, 2014

Author: dellenterprise



The role of IT continues to evolve. With the increased responsibility put on IT departments these days, the need to automate and simplify many operations can save both time and money. See how Dell can help your IT department stay on budget and save you time through automation and simplification of your infrastructure. Learn more here:

Automate and simplify IT infrastructure operations Doug Iler iDRAC Product Manager Server Platform Management Main Session MT15 2013

Evolving the role of IT Efficiency Helping IT become an engine of efficiency to make your organization successful A cost center A process center Time 2013 A value center

Dell’s systems management strategy Content style guidelines Simplicity • Easy to use • Intuitive navigation and management processes • Fewer tools with more functionality Efficiency • Automation of tasks • Faster time to production • Comprehensive remote management Availability • Reduced service cycle down time • Rapid identification and remediation of problems • Extended use of encryption 2013

Dell systems management solutions Embedded server management iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller 2013

Lifecycle management for Dell servers • Reprovisioning • Remediation • Parts replacement • Operating system deployment • Configuration • Discovery and inventory Deploy Maintain Update • BIOS • Firmware • Drivers • Alerts and system health • Performance • Power usage 2013 Monitor

Dell’s embedded lifecycle management Simple and replicable server deployment • Less administrator time • Fewer manual steps • Faster deployment Improved productivity with automatic service features • Automation with controls • No user errors 2013 Change management on your schedule • Less time managing updates • No additional tools needed for multi-OS/hypervisor environments Comprehensive real-time monitoring and reporting without the use of agents • No certification testing • More OpEx savings

The industry’s only completely agent-free systems management solution Content style guidelines iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller 2013 • Embedded server management • Millions of servers deployed • Tier 1 console integration • Manage from your existing hypervisor console • Minimize errors and increase uptime • Automate tasks Large data centers can save $2.5 million in maintenance costs by eliminating software agents

Rapid deployment thru configuration XML Store Test Capture Clone or Replace Apply Remote share SVCTAG1.XML SVCTAG3.XML SVCTAG4.XML SVCTAG2.XML <Model>.XML 2013

Mobile access via your iDRAC • Download and install a virtual network connection app, like the one from VNC • Enable VNC server and user settings for iDRAC via the GUI or Racadm • Launch the app and access the OS or hypervisor running on the server via your iDRAC 2013 Internet iDRAC7 with embedded VNC server-access to OS/hypervisor

Slide 18 Simplicity and consistency in IT management Manage with Chassis Management Controller 11G 12G Dell Microsoft 13G • • Manage with OpenManage Essentials • • VMware Global discovery, inventory, monitoring and management of Dell servers, storage and networking devices Geographic View maps distributed VRTX systems Manage with 3rd party consoles • 2013 Embedded management in servers - available immediately at “power on” Converged management of server nodes, storage, networking and power within a unified tool • Benefits of OpenManage integrated within Microsoft, VMware and BMC systems management frameworks Agent-free operations utilizing your existing systems management tools

Reduced complexity of IT management Simple and effective • Easy to install • Low-touch maintenance Perform essential hardware management tasks • Monitor Dell servers, storage and networking switches • Update and manage Dell Servers Agent-free management • No software agent required • OS independent hardware management 2013 Dell OpenManage Essentials

OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center Dell Server and Client Deployment Packs Dell Server PRO Management Pack Deploy Maintain Dell Hardware Management Pack Suites 2013 Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration Monitor Update Dell Server and Client Update Catalogs Now with Dell ProSupport SupportAssist Service

Dell SupportAssist integration with OpenManage Customer site Hardware discovery OpenManage Essentials & Dell Management Packs with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Hardware inventory Dell SupportAssist Hardware health status Dell ProSupport Remote Services • Auto-case creation • Data analysis Diagnostics and logs Hardware monitoring Remote remediation and parts dispatch Servers 2013 Storage Network Dell Support

Slide 18 OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Streamline tools and tasks for management and deployment Monitoring and alerting • Deep detail for inventory, monitoring and alerting • Recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts Firmware updates • Ability to deploy BIOS and firmware updates from vCenter 2013 Deployment and provisioning • “Zero Touch” bare-metal hypervisor deployment without PXE, leveraging Dell iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller Hardware management • Online access and renewal of hardware warranty

Integration with endpoint management Dell KACE Appliances 2013

85% 86% Less admin time to complete essential management tasks $250 Per server savings by removing agents 6X 2013 Faster parts replacement using iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller Fewer manual steps 5.5 hours Saved by not having to test, install, or maintain an agent 3X Faster OS deployment of Microsoft Windows Server

Worldnow Media and Communications Worldnow’s content management system is the top choice of U.S. broadcasters because it can get the news out in 2½ minutes — even during emergencies Challenge Worldnow needed to boost the agility and reliability of its infrastructure so that 450 clients can use it to design and deliver digital news to 57 million people every month. Results • Staff speeds time-to-live by 75 percent • Worldnow supports 35 percent more traffic without increasing IT footprint “We can maintain high availability levels with less effort because Dell OpenManage Essentials gives us an incredibly clear picture of our infrastructure through a single pane of glass, without adding a capital expenditure.” Clinton Henry , Sr. Director of Data Center Infrastructure & Security 2013

Q&A With guests Patrick Hyndman and Kevin Garner from National Instruments 2013

Let’s get started Meet with Dell systems management subject matter experts at the Solution Center in the Expo hall. Gain hands on experience today at the OpenManage systems management Hands-on-Lab HOL6 Schedule a post-event discussion with the systems management “Tiger Team”. Contact your account team for details. Visit a Dell Solution Center near you: Austin • New York City • Washington D.C. Chicago • Santa Clara • Mexico City • Sao Paolo Visit 2013


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