IBM zSeries Overview
The ability to have a complex of Linux images running on an IBMzSeries poses a different set of management issues than Linux running on a stand-alone server. The lack of a comprehensive management tool for Linux on the zSeries would limit the usefulness of this exciting technology in many environments.
A number of components and capabilities in AdminUX provide solutions to some of the unique management problems in this new environment.
We have worked closely with IBM's technical staff to identify key AdminUX capabilities that can assist in effectively managing a large number of Linux images on the zSeries.
Remote Synchronous Server Shutdown
The simple act of properly shutting down hundreds, or even thousands, of Linux images on a zSeries server is a daunting task. The latest release of AdminUX upgrades our Shutdown Administrator to provide a "foolproof" method of initiating and monitoring the shutdown of any number of Linux images on the zSeries.
After a shutdown request is sent any Linux images that do not shut down correctly are identified, making it easy to shut them down manually.
Certified AdminUX Protocol and IntelliPublish
The Certified AdminUX Protocol provides an encrypted, secure communication link between AdminUX-managed servers. Using this protocol IntelliPublish can update all of your AdminUX-managed servers with the latest AdminUX updates and releases within a matter of hours. Automatic updates mean less administrative overhead to maintain your system administration and management software.
Enterprise Management Console Option
With AdminUX EMCO you can easily integrate alarm event notifications into your enterprise management console without writing new scripts in proprietary scripting languages, or waiting for ports of other management systems.
The DataArchiver component in AdminUX backs up local Linux image file systems to a consolidated Linux image. Backups can use optional compression and encryption and operate over the high speed zServer ports. The consolidated Linux image can then be taken off-line and backed up using the native capabilities of the z/VM operating system