Provisioning Physical Servers with Surgient
Faced with the task of managing existing physical and growing virtual resources, enterprise IT operations teams often use multiple software tools to effectively provision and deploy heterogeneous computing systems, adding artificial complexity and increasing operational inefficiencies.
To maximize IT efficiency and reduce system complexity, Surgient introduces x86/Intel architecture physical provisioning support for tools such as Symantec Altiris, HP Server Automation, Redhat/SUSE, and Sun. Combined with Surgient’s industry-leading virtual lab management technology, this new support ensures a seamless, transparent provisioning and deployment process across heterogeneous systems, while leveraging existing infrastructure and management tools.
How it Works
- Add Physical Machines to Resource Pools
Via the integrated physical provisioning system, Surgient gains control over some or all of the physical resources and adds them to the available resource pools; allowing blended physical/virtual environments.
- Store Images & Configurations
Physical server images are stored side-by-side with virtual server images within the Surgient library for easy management and access.
Users can easily create and deploy heterogeneous application configurations that include both virtual and physical resources.
Once deployed, Surgient provides server management for physical and virtual resources including:
- Stop, start, and reboot the server
- Save the computer as a new server configuration
- Rollback / redeploy
- Execute post-deployment scripts