Resource management involves identifying hardware and software elements, the managed resources, and defining management policies. Resources include:

  • applications
  • Linux and Windows servers
  • virtual servers, such as VM, KVM, and XenServer
  • cloud environments
  • SNMP supported devices

Resources can be grouped for collective management.

Resource management involves:

  • creating a resource inventory by manually adding resources or by discovering resources.
  • defining policies to manage a resource or resource group.

Discovery is the preferred method for adding resources. Discovered resources can be categorized using predefined attributes or custom, user-defined attributes.

Resources can be monitored after specifying a resource management policy.