Centralize & Simplify Resource Management
Lenovo XClarity is a new centralized resource management solution that enables administrators to deploy infrastructure faster and with less effort. The solution seamlessly integrates into System x M5 and X6 rack servers, as well as the Flex System converged infrastructure platform. XClarity provides automated discovery, monitoring, firmware updates and compliance, pattern-based configuration management, and deployment of operating systems and hypervisors to multiple systems.
Administrators are able to find the right information and accomplish critical tasks faster through an uncluttered, dashboard-driven graphical user interface (GUI). Centralizing and automating foundational infrastructure deployment and lifecycle management tasks across large pools of systems frees up administrator time, and makes resources available to end-users faster.
Consolidate Infrastructure Management
Lenovo XClarity is easily extended into the leading virtualization management platforms from Microsoft and VMware using software plugins, called Lenovo XClarity Integrators. The solution also improves workload uptime and service level assurance by dynamically relocating workloads from affected hosts in the cluster during rolling server reboots or firmware updates, or during predicted hardware failures.
Lenovo XClarity can help advance data center agility through an open approach to software defined environments. The solution features extensive Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide deep visibility and control over hardware resources from external, higher-level cloud orchestration and service management software tools. Developers can, for example, exploit the REST APIs to centrally orchestrate both the virtual and physical infrastructures to make cloud resources available to tenants faster. Developers can also leverage the APIs, along with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Syslog forwarding, to integrate Lenovo XClarity into external, higher level service management software tools in order to apply industrialized IT management processes to physical infrastructure.