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Dell PowerEdge Servers Get VMWare PlugIn

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 01-20-2011 Print
Dell's new VMware plug-in enables IT administrators to manage their PowerEdge servers directly through VMware's vCenter console.

Dell is building up its system management capabilities to make it easier for customers to monitor and manage their PowerEdge servers in virtualized data centers.

Dell officials on Jan. 19 announced several enhancements to the company's systems management portfolio, including the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter, which enables IT administrators to do a wide variety of server tasks -- from provisioning bare metal servers to deploying hypervisors to updating firmware and BIOS -- directly from VMware's vCenter management console.

With data centers becoming increasingly complex, the ability to simplify and streamline such important jobs as managing alerts is an important way for saving enterprise IT staffs time and money, according to Doug Iler, senior manager of virtualization systems management for Dell.

For example, such integration of Dell and VMware management systems can reduce the time to provision systems from as much as 30 hours down to about 5 minutes, Iler said in an interview with eWEEK. And it's done via tools like Dell's OpenManage and VMware's vCenter, which are familiar to the IT staff.

For more, read the eWeek article: Dell Offers VMware Plug-In for PowerEdge Servers.


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