Red Hat releases systems management tool

Red Hat yesterday unveiled a systems management module at the LinuxWorld conference in New York.

Red Hat yesterday unveiled a systems management module at the LinuxWorld conference in New York.

The module runs on top of the Red Hat Network and can monitor network devices, systems, applications, and transactions, said Paul Santinelli, product marketing manager at Red Hat.

The systems management framework also features trend analysis, service-level availability reporting, automated fault management, asset inventory management and integration with other management consoles.

"One of the keys of this is it integrates to existing consoles," Santinelli said. "We can pass information from inside our systems management module and back into these high-level consoles."

The systems management software is a framework that includes plug-ins for the system level, port level, application server level, database level, networks and custom plug-ins.

"You can also use this to monitor other platforms within your environment," Santinelli said.

Chief technology officer Michael Tiemann said the management platform is consistent with an open-source architecture, in that it is primed for handling the rapid rate of innovation associated with open source.

The systems management module is the second one from Red Hat, preceded by one for software delivery and maintenance. Additional modules are promised for the next six to nine months.

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