Date Added: Mar 2009
Server management provides ease of use for end users during various tasks they perform. For this comparison, they used each manufacturer's application to perform the following tasks: initial operating system installations, firmware updates, diagnostics, and remote management setup. On the Dell PowerEdge R710, they used the Unified Server Configurator (USC), which one can access by pressing F10 during the server boot process. USC provides a single point for operating systems installation, firmware updates, server diagnostics, and remote management configuration. The USC is on an embedded chip, so no Compact Disks (CDs) are necessary. They used USC version 1.1 for this comparison. This paper presents the summary results for some of the tasks they performed.