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Extending capabilities of HP OpenView Operations, Advanced Access v2.0 offers template version control, which helps administrators ensure templates are consistent across organization. Access rights can be specified down to specific field within template or in terms of actions. Integrated System Health Monitoring enables monitoring of file systems, file age, and system processes/services. It can be configured to notify administrator on any combination of over 80 performance metrics.
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Pepperweed Releases Enhancements to Advanced Access Web Portal for OpenView Operations
Pepperweed Advanced Access 2.0 Provides Template Version Control, Advanced System Health, and New Self-Service Capabilities
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 5 / -- Pepperweed's newest release of its Advanced Access web portal provides significant enhancements for HP OpenView Operations for UNIX Administrators, including template version control, integrated system health monitoring, and advanced self-service configuration features.
Referring to Advanced Access 2.0, one HP OpenView administrator at SBC commented, "The ability for multiple admins to access the same server is huge. Add to that the ability to version the templates and agents, limit the menus based on customizable roles, and have one nice tight app allowing admins to do what they need from virtually any browser -- without a Motif GUI -- makes OpenView Operations Advanced Access a very worthwhile tool."
According to Pepperweed consultant Gene Barringer, "Most customers will find that Pepperweed Advanced Access results in a full return on investment in six months or less. While distributing workload and reducing time-to-proficiency of new hires, it also frees up senior IT staff to work on critical issues and innovation instead of routine configuration and maintenance."
Using Advanced Access version control capabilities, administrators can extend the capability of HP OpenView Operations, out-of-the-box, integrating their preferred Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool to significantly reduce costs and effort required to track, manage, and maintain management templates. Administrators can ensure that templates are consistent across the organization, and rollback to earlier versions of templates, should issues arise with a new template configuration.
Pepperweed Advanced Access, version 2.0, also provides capabilities which further streamline HP OpenView Operations administration, delegation of administrative tasks, and configuration of remote access and security features. The new version of Advanced Access enables administrators to specify access rights down to a specific field within a template. Access rights can also be specified in terms of actions, i.e., whether a specific user may view, modify, create, delete, copy, and/or move any specific template, template group or condition.
Integrated System Health Monitoring has been added to monitor file systems, file age, and system processes/services. System performance monitoring can be configured to notify the administrator on any combination of over 80 performance metrics. Advanced Access version 2.0 also supports web-based editing, assignment and distribution of HP OpenView Performance Agent (formerly MeasureWare) configurations.
Remarkably easy to deploy, learn, and use, Advanced Access version 2.0 significantly simplifies centralized HP OpenView Operations administration, and enables decentralized organizations to place responsibility for routine configuration and provisioning tasks directly in the hands of those requesting the service, distributing workload more efficiently and ensuring more rapid execution on service requests.
About Pepperweed Consulting
Pepperweed was founded by IT professionals who recognized a need for quality IT management tools, and specialists peaked in their implementation and use. Today, Pepperweed consultants are nationally recognized for their unique ability to provide optimal IT infrastructure and process designs, and to deliver on the promise of those designs through hands-on implementation of selected technologies. Pepperweed approaches infrastructure and IT process optimization as a series of integrated project engagements, enabling IT leaders to control their destiny and earn investment trust by providing corporate leadership with enhanced IT business services and stepwise ROI. Expertise in ITIL, Six Sigma and other industry-standard best practices, and extensive, hands-on experience deploying solutions in the field, equips Pepperweed to avoid the difficulties and delays often associated with managing complex, large-scale, global IT deployments. Located in Indianapolis, Pepperweed is a virtual company comprised of Internet-connected employees "headquartered" in 38 states. For more information, visit www.pepperweed.com.
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