An insider's guide to more effective application monitoring and control Foundations of Application Management Monitoring applications on all of your corporation's systems is a daunting, never-ending challenge that has probably caused you to lose more than your share of sleep. It's tough to keep track of the currently installed software and to make sure that only the legally licensed versions of software are in use across the organization. So far, there has been very limited success managing application systems. The challenge arises because software components may be running on thousands of PCs across, our organization, many with different operating systems. This book will help you meet the challenges of managing applications in todays highly distributed computing environment.
Written by leaders in the movement for better application management, this book gives you practical and proven advice including: Clear definitions of application management disciplines What to look for in commercial application management tools Coverage of the mainframe, desktop, and distributed computing environments A review of the CIM, DMI, SNMP, POSIX, ARM, and AMS standards Practical guidance for achieving application management Details about current management tools Wiley Computer Publishing. Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www wiley.com/compbooks/
Table of Contents
Understanding Application Management. Functional Perspectives. Commercial Approaches to Application Management. Simple Network Management Protocol Approach. Software Management Using Desktop Management Task Force Standards. The POSIX 1387.2 Software Administration Standard. The Tivoli Application Management Specification. The DMTF Common Information Model and Application Modeling. The Application Response Measurement. What Now? Appendix. Glossary of Terms. References. Index.
RICK STURM is a principal with Enterprise Management Associates, a consultancy focused on management issues. He was a founder of the Enterprise Management Summit, the OpenView Forum and was co-chair of the IETF Application MIB Working Group. WINSTON BUMPUS has had over 25 years of experience in the computer industry. He is currently a member of Novell's Corporate Architecture team. He was a founder of Annatek Systems, Inc. that developed Network Navigator, a distributed application management family of products. Winston is now the President of the DMTF where he participated on the Technology Development Committee to define the Common Information Model.