PRO-enabled Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Automated Provisioning

As data centers continue to become more complex, management tools struggle to
keep up with these dynamic changes. Microsoft System Center 2007 is a suite of
tools leading the pack in adapting to the changing data center model, and F5 is able
to take advantage of this strong, secure platform for managing ADCs and policies
throughout the data center. Microsoft System Center enables application, network,
and system administrators to manage their BIG-IP Application Delivery Controllers
through a shared, common management platform without using yet another
management solution or relying solely on on-box management. The same platform
that manages all services in the data center—physical and virtual systems together—
can now incorporate the entire Application Delivery Network.

By leveraging Microsoft System Center (along with other tools such as
System Center Virtual Machine Manager), the F5 PRO-enabled Management
Pack for Microsoft System Center is helping to bring application delivery, network
management, and systems management into the data center management
context. Together these tools integrate complete ADN monitoring and
provisioning with systems management tools and the decision processes. With
the F5 PRO-enabled Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, every
element of the data center, such as host hardware capacity, network health,
VM management and application health, can now be correlated to achieve true provisioning of application delivery services.

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