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Get a Single View of Software, Systems and Storage Assets with New Sun Connection Inventory Channel
Free Service Improves IT Decision Making
June 11, 2007,
Volume 112, Issue 2

The Sun Connection Inventory Channel provides a simple, powerful way for customers to track, sort, search and group their IT assets and support contracts. Ultimately, by automating the process, customers are able to easily understand their assets and make
 

Need a better way to track, sort, search and group your IT assets and support contract? Sun introduces the new Sun Connection Inventory Channel, a free offering for Sun customers that allows system administrators and IT operators to quickly and easily discover, organize and report on their IT assets.

The Sun Connection Inventory Channel is free to all customers, regardless of size. Organize inventories into logical groups for better management. Report and share exported CSV, PDF or XML data.

The tool is designed to help system administrators make more informed IT decisions, said Steve Wilson, vice president of Connected Systems, Sun. Tracking inventory in a large data center can be an error prone process. Getting a single view can be even harder.

The Sun Connection Inventory Channel provides a single view of software, systems and storage in a datacenter and where these assets are running. The web-based user interface of the Sun Connection Inventory Channel helps with searching through thousands of pieces of hardware or software assets. It allows a combined search criteria that includes host name, product type, product version, support contract ID number and custom and user-defined asset tags.

The Sun Connection Update Channel provides central patch management capabilities on multiple operating platforms. The Provisioning Channel allows customers to perform provisioning tasks such as copy and paste of existing system deployments to new systems running the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS), Red Hat or SUSE Linux.

To get started see the Inventory Channel site online.

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