Today we are officially announcing the launch of Active System Manager 8.2 , the latest release of Dell’s unified management and automation solution. Here are the exciting new features of this release
With this release, IT teams have even more visibility into the status and health of their IT infrastructure and services, giving them easy access to the critical information they need to maintain business continuity.
Openness and flexibility Continuing to expand on ASM’s open and extensible architecture, in addition to published API’s, ASM 8.2 includes an Application Software Developer Kit (SDK) and some new additions to the ASM compatibility list broadening the scope of infrastructure and applications that can take advantage of ASM’s powerful automation capabilities.
Deeper integration with VMware environments Building on ASM’s existing integrations with VMware vCenter and vRealize Orchestrator, starting with release 8.2, ASM will be adding increasing capabilities for VMware Virtual SAN
Detail on ASM 8.2 features and benefits
New user interface
An IT administrator’s window into their IT resources needs to be easy to use and deliver the valuable information needed to keep things up and running. ASM 8.2 has a new user interface that does just that.
ASM port view
The new graphical port view enables visual mapping of physical and virtual infrastructure and clear notification of connectivity issues
Infrastructure and IT service-level monitoring
To maintain business continuity, it’s imperative that the underlying technology that supports the business operates smoothly without interruption.The pressure on IT teams to keep IT resources and services up and running is an ever increasing challenge.
ASM monitors the service as a whole. If there’s an issue with one of the components in the service, the service health status will go into a warning state giving administrators the ability to deal with issues quickly and keep services running.
Application-level Software Development Kit (SDK)
Expanded compatibility list The ASM compatibility list continues to grow giving customers the ability to automate and manage even more of their IT resources with ASM.
ASM 8.2 includes support of new hardware including:
Learn more about ASM's Hardware Compatibility List
ASM support for VMware Virtual SAN run ready node
Support for pre-existing VMware ESXi clusters
PXE-free environmental support