Blog Authored by Steve Collins, Software Engineering Manager HP
Welcome to Red Hat Summit 2012! We are excited to be here, but most especially to talk with you.
How do you manage your physical and virtual environments? A common scenario is to treat them as separate entities and manage them with separate tools…separate “panes of glass”. But aren’t there aspects of those management environments and management tasks that are interrelated? Of course! What are your biggest challenges for managing your environment? If you dream of the ideal way to manage your environment, what would it look like? Come by and talk to us or follow us. We’d love to hear your thoughts?
For those of you who are (or are considering) scripting some of your management tasks, we’re introducing some tools that facilitate scripting of ProLiant platform management in a Red Hat environment. That alone can be interesting and useful: things like listing the names of all of the servers in your environment, listing firmware versions of devices, creating a customer report detailing current temperature and power readings. Would that be useful in managing your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment? Combining this scripting capability with the scripting capabilities in RHEV-M allows even more interesting and powerful solutions to be created. For example: creating a script that monitors your environment and detects whenever there is a hardware pre-failure alert, and when that happens tells RHEV-M to migrate VMs from the system experiencing the alert to another system.
Are there virtualization/infrastructure management solutions you’re trying to script for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization but can’t because you don’t have access to all of the platform data you need? We’d love to get your feedback and understand what management tasks you’d like to script and show you how we can facilitate that.
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