To free up more time in your day, Open Enterprise Server includes the tools and standards support you need to simplify many enterprise-wide management tasks. It lets you reclaim thousands of administrative hours through two key features: Common Information Model (CIM) integration and Web-based server-health monitoring.
With full support for CIM, Open Enterprise Server significantly reduces redundant network-management tasks. CIM is an open industry standard created by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). Through its common and consistent definition of management information, it helps streamline network management by enabling all of your systems, applications, networks, and devices to speak the same management language.
The CIM standard utilizes object-oriented modeling to help ensure interoperability across your network. You can view the same management information for all of your systems and devices without logging into them individually. This reduces the number of hours required to manage the network and gives you a comprehensive view of all network components and how they interrelate.
For example, if you have three different printers from different vendors deployed in three different locations, by networking them together with a CIM foundation you can simultaneously view management information for all of them from a central location. You can view their manufacturer and serial numbers (to simplify inventorying), their model numbers (to expedite toner orders), their locations on the network (to accelerate troubleshooting), their print queues (to assess usage), and their general relationship to the other applications that run throughout the network.
The various CIM components in Open Enterprise Server, including the CIM Client, Server, Protocol Adapter, Object Manager, and Provider, work together to deliver browser-based server-health monitoring. Open Enterprise Server also offers a Quick Status field that enables you to skim various aspects of server health. Categories in this field include memory, operating system, processes/threads, network, and CPUs. You can select any of these items for more detailed health-check information.
With Open Enterprise Server, you don't have to be logged in at the server console to keep systems up and running. You can securely review and manage server health from anywhere via the Web. The resulting flexibility and convenience drive down your total cost of network ownership and give you more time to pursue strategic network planning and programs.