BMC Releases New Management Consoles
BMC puts the finishing touches on its Patrol 7 modular architecture for enterprise management.BMC Software Inc. Tuesday announced it has delivered the remaining components of its Patrol 7 modular architecture for enterprise management with the release of a new Windows-based and Web-based console interface and distribution server. The re-architected Patrol line, announced early last year, now includes a native Windows 32-bit console that integrates with Microsoft Windows applications and mirrors the Windows look and feel. The new Patrol Central Operator Microsoft Windows Edition and its Web counterpart, Patrol Central Operator Web Edition, both provide a centralized view of applications, databases and operating systems. The new Web Edition of the Patrol console leapfrogs the Web consoles of competitors by providing a fully functioning Web interface that allows operators to make changes and execute functions as well as read the status of environments under Patrol management, according to Sean Duclaux, director of product management for BMC Software in Houston.
Both consoles can share information with each other and provide a consistent style of visualizationa move intended to reduce the learning curve in working with Patrol modules.