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Tweaked Systems Management Portfolio for the Dell PowerEdge FX2 Modular Infrastructure to rejig SMAC Environment

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Dell aims to usher customers with enhanced IT productivity and business continuity with making significant updates to the systems management portfolio for the Dell PowerEdge FX2 modular infrastructure.  With enhance provisioning and infrastructure visibility and added support for Nagios users and open source applications – Dell’s overall blade server growth is touted to bolster by the PowerEdge FX2 showcasing capabilities to outpace industry blade server growth.

New capabilities and updates is sought enhance the user experience with improved ease of provisioning for virtualized workloads, plug-ins for Nagios users, and comprehensive infrastructure visibility and flexibility to run open source applications. This includes:

  • Dell OpenManage Essentials 2.2 enables fast provisioning of I/O aggregators with template-based processes that easily and uniformly replicate the assignment of vLANs during the blade port mapping process, which ensures simplicity and accuracy in network set-up. The new geographic view feature enables quick, easy location access to PowerEdge FX2 systems onsite or across the globe with manageability across 5500 devices. Additionally, seamless integration with SupportAssist provides proactive, predictive support and automated case creation to resolve hardware issues up to 90% faster with ProSupport Plus.
  • The new OpenManage plug-in for Nagios XI 1.0 extracts detailed PowerEdge FX2 infrastructure information from the Dell Chassis Management Controller and server embedded intelligence, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, delivering a unified set of alerts and health monitoring details to Nagios XI As a result, customers can continue using their Nagios XI console to monitor Dell hardware without additional tools or training while achieving a higher return on their investment.
  • New Active System Manager (ASM) 8.2 capabilities enable fast and easy on-boarding and deployment of IT services across multiple chassis, server, storage and networking devices. The port view provides a visual mapping of physical and virtual infrastructures and any connectivity issues to allow for quick troubleshooting to help IT teams maintain business continuity and deliver more consistent, reliable IT services. Additionally, a new software developer kit (SDK) simplifies creating and deploying complex applications using readily available open source modules.

Citing on the new development, Manish Gupta, Director & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India said, “Cloud, Social, Mobility, Big Data & Analytics have increased the demand for compute resources significantly. Customers seek solutions that provide them with scalability, hyper efficiency, automation and modularity in real-time.” “With the updates to the systems management portfolio for the Dell PowerEdge FX2 modular infrastructure, customers can create an environment in their datacenter that addresses their workload demands as well as improves their overall IT productivity.”

“Our customers are interested in making their IT infrastructure more flexible and efficient to address evolving business and workload demands in real-time,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions. “With strong systems management capabilities, the PowerEdge FX2 can help customers meet their goals by supporting traditional applications and new workloads driven by social, mobile, analytics and cloud computing in a modular infrastructure. These attributes combined with recent customer successes is driving unprecedented growth.”

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