Sun demonstrated its systems management technologies during the 2007 JavaOneSM Conference held last month in San Francisco. In his blog, Steve Stelting with Sun describes this demonstration that illustrated remote administration with groups of servers that performed infrastructure, test and production jobs.
Sun's demonstration used Sun FireTM V240, Sun FireTM X4100 and Sun FireTM T2000 servers, which were logically grouped to work on each of the above specified jobs.
Technologies highlighted include:
- Sun N1TM System Manager: Used for bare metal provisioning in this demonstration, the Sun team created a few SolarisTM Zones for independently manageable application hosting environments.
- SunTM Management Center - SolarisTM Container Manager: Used to demonstrate automated zone creation. This solution works for server consolidation, enabling administrators to easily partition a single instance of the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS) into multiple containers that can each run an application.
- SunSM Connection: Used for OS patching, Sun demonstrated this multi-platform IT infrastructure management platform that can update and provision the Solaris OS, Red Hat and SuSE systems from a single console.
- Sun N1TM Service Provisioning System: Used to install the Sun JavaTM System Application Server and a JavaServerTM Faces application during this demonstration, this multi-tier software provisioning system accelerates application deployment across heterogeneous environments.
- Sun Management Center: Used to monitor this demonstration's application server configuration, web traffic, resource pool configuration and the web application, it is capable of in-depth monitoring and management from hardware to installed software.
Stelting has posted screen shots of these technologies at work for visitors to view each process.
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