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Incomplete or Out of Sync Asset Information – No More!

CMDB Integration

Your ITSM systems lack many of the physical properties of assets within the data center, such as physical locations of racks, servers, or blades. You can see what assets you have, but not where they’re located, how they’re interconnected, the resources they use and their impacts on one another. Without updates to changes occurring at the physical layer, your ITSM CMDB or asset lifecycle management system assumes assets are in a particular place even if they’ve been changed, moved, or even potentially decommissioned. The resulting incomplete and inaccurate information in your ITSM system increases business risk while also increasing the time it takes for staff to do their jobs and perform audits.

Features

  • Automation of physical assets to CI reconciliation
  • Bidirectional base population
  • Visibility of physical connectivity dependencies
  • Location validation
  • Near real-time virtual to physical dependency mapping

Benefits

  • Improve compliance, understand assets location, who, what, and when modified
  • Reduce risk to services with detailed visual installation instructions
  • Clear visualization of CI’s, data center locations, physical relationships and constraints
  • Capture more asset information, ensures accuracy of the data center information
  • Reduce time to conduct audits – provides a single source of truth
  • Enable CMDB to remain accurate even as changes are occurring in the data center
  • Enrich capacity planning by linking physical capacity to computing capacity
  • Identify the impacts of IT changes before implementation

ITSM Change Management Software

You want your ITSM systems to have visibility on all ITIL processes that affect your ability to deliver cost effective SLAs. But when a change request goes to the data center, ITSM systems and personnel often don’t have visibility into what’s happening. Was the request received? Has it been carried out? Who has it been assigned to? How long will the change take? How does the change affect other systems? What resources will the new configuration consume? Not only do you lack visibility, but you can’t enforce best practices or maintain consistency within the data center or across multiple data centers or rooms. How can you streamline processes when you have a disconnect?

Features

  • One-click linking between change request information and the information in Nlyte
  • Critical data correlation for change requests related to installation, movement, or decommissioning
  • API-based workflow framework updates change management with the current status of assets lifecycle
  • Deep-linking connects Move-Add-Change tasks change management automatically to Nlyte
  • Deep-linking from Nlyte notifies change management system of status of change request
  • Automatic triggering of workflow next steps based on status selections
  • Synchronized bidirectional changes to asset lifecycle

Benefits

  • Extend the value and reach of your service desk change management solution
  • Save time and effort while lowering risk between disparate change request systems
  • Enable faster moves, adds and changes by pre-planning for asset lifecycle management
  • Automate change to the data center floor for physical Install/Move/Add/Change processes
  • Reduce audit time as moves, adds and changes become tightly managed
  • Improve Mean Time to Repair – improve SLA’s by tying in physical location to requests
  • Gain faster root-cause analysis and improved event correlation
  • Enhance ITIL and COBIT best practice processes
  • Align business processes across multiple departments and software platforms
  • Improve the financial management of your assets with accurate lifecycle management
  • Visibility to data center moves, adds and changes, including Work Order detail
  • Increase accuracy and reduce redundant data entry
  • Deliver end-to-end visibility of time & costs
  • Increase control and transparency across all IT assets with change management personnel

Virtualization Connectors

The Nlyte Virtualization Connector enables users to manage their IT infrastructure more dynamically than ever. The connector provides automatic discovery and monitoring of each hypervisor’s virtual machines, with a single view across all physical and virtual servers and machines. In addition, application relationship changes that occur in each hypervisor are automatically updated in Nlyte. The automation that takes place continuously in the background brings more value and visibility to business groups and support teams, across the virtual assets, which could affect the application running. With direct integration between Nlyte and your change management systems, your visibility is extended across both physical and virtual resources.

Features

  • Automatic discovery and real-time monitoring of virtual machines
  • Monitoring of hypervisors to identify range of virtual machine events updates
  • Up-to-date information on application relationship changes is automatically updated
  • Reports for physical and virtual resources relationships by business group/organization
  • Ability to connect Clusters and Hosts for each configured data center
  • Ability to deploy globally across entire organization
  • Racks, row, and pods views of physical and virtual servers
  • Continuous monitoring of hypervisors to identify a range of Virtual Machine events updates Nlyte accordingly

Benefits

  • Reduced complexity and cost of managing a virtualized data center
  • Increased control and optimization of both physical and virtual resources
  • Eliminate multiple management systems and manual processes to coordinate views
  • Clear identification of Guests & Hosts during outages
  • Assurance affected applications have contingency plans during outages
  • Reduced risk during moves, adds and decommissions
  • Reduced MTTR by identifying rack location of physical server the host is running on
  • Synchronized real-time application relationship changes in the hypervisor

Other Connectors

Deploying a robust DCIM solution is only part of your success. Eliminate silo’d views by connecting power and server management services to your Nlyte DCIM suite. Improve visibility and communication delivering a comprehensive single source of truth by implementing prebuilt connectors to widely used data center management tools.

Nlyte has endless integration opportunities:

  • Imagine having a comprehensive view into the energy usage profile of all your data center assets. How much do you think you could save if assets in your data center would automatically power up or down based on real-time usage?
  • Power consumption is one of the top concerns for enterprise data center managers, yet they are largely unaware of exactly how and where power is being used.
  • Connect the modeled world to the real-time world and harmonize server growth and optimization with data center constraints. Visualize, automate, optimize.