Infrastructure Architecture Essentials, Part 4: Scalable Enterprise Systems Management
Discover the methods used to manage enterprise resources, including storage, compute nodes, switches, and the data and services that this infrastructure provides. In a perfect world, all systems would have common configuration, monitoring, recovery, security, and performance-tuning management features. Most often, however, systems designers must carefully craft system architectures that integrate them. IBM not only provides solution services but also has created a wide variety of tools and techniques for integration. Starting an enterprise architecture by considering the UIs, IT administration, and how the system can operate with autonomic features so that it is mostly self-maintaining is perhaps the best place to focus early on in system design.