BMC Web-ifies Management Console
Now with browser action
Management framework vendor BMC Software Inc. delivered a version of its Central Alerts management portal to bring functionality to Web browsers. Patrol Central Alerts – Web Edition connects to Patrol Enterprise Manager to give administrators a view of network health through a browser window.
Patrol Enterprise Manager collects information from devices throughout the enterprise and aggregates the data to show administrators how systems are performing. “We’re like a dustbin for information,” says Mark Brown, director of product management at BMC. A portal view, like the one provided by Central Alerts, allows administrators to analyze data and check up on important systems.
Central Alerts – Web Edition brings web-based functionality, so administrators can check up on systems without needing a console installed locally on a machine. Through the Web interface, administrators can check up on the network from any Internet-connected machine. Brown says this is BMC’s first release of a product that brings most of the functionality to the Web.
Users can expect much of the functionality of Central Alerts in Central Alerts – Web Edition. Much of the customization by users can be imported into the Web version, allowing for an easy transition between the two products.
Chris McConnell is Product and Technology Editor for Enterprise Systems.