Hardware Management Software offers cross-platform solution.

Press Release Summary:

IBM Director v5.10 delivers remote hardware management with suite of integrated systems management tools. It supports various operating systems and network protocols, and provides inventory of hardware features and settings, system health notification, and proactive and automated systems management. Leveraging industry standards allows for integration with other systems management tools and applications, including Microsoft(TM) SMS and Microsoft Operations Manager.

Original Press Release:

IBM Director V5.10: Industry-Leading Client/Server Workgroup Manager

At a glance
IBM Director delivers comprehensive, remote hardware management with:

New, powerful user interface that works the way you do
Lighter product footprint that offers more choice about the amount of hardware management you want
Open, standards-based design that facilitates management of heterogeneous hardware environments
Enhanced integration with higher-level management products, including Microsoft(TM) SMS and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)
Cross-platform hardware management solution; serves as the common thread across IBM Virtualization Engine(TM)
Self-managing, smart tools
Easy installation and setup
Comprehensive BladeCenter® support: Easy, single point of configuration, deployment, and management

For technical support:
Call IBM Operational Support Services - Support Line at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), option 2; to register, visit http://stats.rchland.ibm.com/SLOperations/SL_DOU.pdf

Request technical information at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/support/xseries/

IBM Director V5.10 is the latest release of the industry-leading hardware management solution. This impressive suite of systems management tools delivers superior hardware manageability and enables you to realize maximum system availability and lower IT costs.

IBM Director helps you get started faster and be more productive. Enhancements improve ease of use and deliver an even more open, integrated toolset.

Its industry-standard foundation enables heterogeneous hardware support and works with a variety of operating systems and network protocols. This comprehensive hardware management solution includes:

Inventory of hardware features and settings
System health notification
Proactive and automated systems management
Leveraging industry standards allows for easy integration with other systems management tools and applications.

Planned availability date
October 31, 2005

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