Hewlett-Packard Debuts System-Management Suite



Hewlett-Packard today rolled out HP ServiceControl, a set of applications for managing its HP 9000 Unix systems. The vendor says the suite will help companies decrease deployment times and lower IT support costs by centralizing management functions for these servers.

HP ServiceControl is built around a central Web console--a primary control point for managing multiple HP systems spread across a network or at various locations. IT managers can access console information and control these systems from any browser-enabled PC on the network.

The system-management suite includes a configuration management tool, the Process Resource Manager, a server workload manager, an event-monitoring system for detecting performance problems, middleware designed to cut down on the number of planned and unplanned service interruptions, and a centralized clustering-management application.

ServiceControl starts at $7,800. It ships in April.

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