Microsoft (MS) System Center 2012 transforms the way you deliver IT and application services to your organization, optimizing resources across public and private cloud, managed from a single pane of glass. This week, we announced support for MS System Center 2012 with Emulex OneCommand Vision, enabling total data center management. OneCommand Vision and MS System Center 2012 target increasing server and application performance and availability while decreasing operational expenses (OPEX). Delivering time-saving features, OneCommand Vision extends its unique application view of I/O performance and availability to MS System Center 2012 reporting critical performance violations, based on historical performance data and intelligent alert analytics. This includes OneCommand Vision’s industry leading service level agreements (SLAs) that help enforce the service, performance and availability of critical storage resources.
With OneCommand Vision and MS System Center 2012 administrators can quickly determine if storage I/O performance is the source of application performance degradation, often simply ruling out storage so administrators can focus their investigations on the server or application. Proactively addressing I/O issues before they result in application downtime is paramount to reducing OPEX just another major benefit provided by this combination.
So how does this combination work? As shown in the figure below, OneCommand Vision forwards SNMP Traps (aka “alerts”) to one or more MS System Center 2012 systems when pre-configured Intelligent Alerts in OneCommand Vision are triggered. The OneCommand Vision web application is used to configure the specific performance and health metrics used in triggering alerts. In fact, this time-saving integration takes just a few minutes for administrators to quickly associate groups of storage resources with one or more I/O performance policies and thresholds. MS System Center 2012 can then log the alerts or integrate them into action scripts that can further automate the troubleshooting process, saving you precious time in resolving or preventing I/O performance or availability issues.
This integration helps to lower the average time to resolution (TTR) of tricky application performance issues thereby lowering, or even preventing, unplanned OPEX. Used across Windows environments, MS System Center 2012 delivers end-to-end service management, working seamlessly with Microsoft infrastructure servers, such as Windows Server, and application servers, such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, helping to increase efficiency while enabling greater control of the IT environment.
The combination of Emulex OneCommand Vision and MS System Center 2012 provides you a single point to manage your infrastructure with robust I/O management capabilities, reducing your OPEX for use in other critical areas of the data center. Try MS System Center 2012 with OneCommand Vision for a time-saving experience today that lowers OPEX through prevented outages tomorrow.