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