Monday, May 4, 2009

OpsMgr R2 Upcoming Solutions: Novell Suse Management Pack

At MMS this year, i had a chat with Alex at the Novell booth and he also showed me a demo on what's coming in the Novell System Center Management Pack for Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

The Management Pack contains ready monitors for BIND/DNS, DHCP, Samba, OpenLDAP, SUSE Firewall and CUPS.

Plucking the following info from the Novell Beta MP program, here is what Novell says that the MP will include:

  • Discovery of SLES servers based on MS Cross platform discovery wizard
  • Automatic deployment of plug-ins for the management agent
  • For all services to report the state of the service running vs not-running
  • For all services to stop/start/restart the service
  • View alerts for most services
  • Keep track of allocated IP addresses by DHCP service
  • Statistical information for BIND/DNS service
  • Able to monitor Samba shares, connections, sessions
  • Provides connection information for OpenLDAP

I hope to find time to test this soon and report on it

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