Systems management

Systems Management Refers to enterprise-wide administration of distributed systems Including (and Commonly in practice) computer systems . citation needed ] Systems management is being influenced by network management initiatives in telecommunications . The application performance management (APM) technologies are now a subset of Systems Management. Maximum productivity can be achieved more efficiently through event correlation, system automation and predictive analysis, which is now all part of APM. [1]

Centralized management, the expertise of the IT staff, and the amount of technology being used

  • For a small business start-up with ten computers, automated centralization processes.
  • A very large business with thousands of employees can not be saved to save time and money.
  • A small branch office of a large corporation may have access to a central IT staff, with the experience to set up automated management of the systems in the branch office, without need for local staff in the branch office to do the work.

Systems management may involve one or more of the following tasks:

  • Hardware inventories.
  • Server availability monitoring and metrics.
  • Software inventory and installation.
  • Anti-virus and anti- malware management.
  • User’s activities monitoring.
  • Capacity monitoring.
  • Security management.
  • Storage management.
  • Network capacity and utilization monitoring.
  • Anti-manipulation management


Functional groups are Provided selon International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Common management information protocol (X.700) standard. This framework is also known as Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, Security (FCAPS).

Fault management
  • Troubleshooting , error logging and data recovery
Configuration management
Hardware and software inventory
  • As we begin the process of automating the management of technology, what equipment and resources do we have already?
  • How can this inventorying information be gathered and updated automatically, without direct hands-on examination of each device, and without hand-documenting with a pen and notepad?
  • What do we need to upgrade or repair?
  • What can we consolidate to reduce complexity or reduce energy use?
  • What resources would be better reused somewhere else?
  • What commercial software are we using improperly licensed, and more
  • Provisioning
  • What software will we need to use in the future?
  • What training will be needed to use the software effectively?
  • Software deployment
  • What steps are necessary to install it?
  • Package management
  • How do we maintain and update the software?
Accounting management
  • Billing and statistics gathering
Performance management
  • Software metering
  • Who is using the software and how often?
  • It may be used in many other places, but it may be used in the future.
  • If it is used, it is possible to use it, or to allow it to be avoided.
  • Event and metric monitoring
  • How reliable are the computers and software?
  • What errors or software bugs are preventing staff from doing their job?
  • What trends are we seeing for hardware failure and life expectancy?
Security management
  • Identity management
  • Policy management

However, this standard should not be treated as comprehensive, there are obvious omissions. Some are newly emerging sectors, some are just not listed. The primary ones are:

  • Business Impact functions (also known as Business Systems Management )
  • Capacity management
  • Real-time Application Relationship Discovery (which supports Configuration Management)
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Workload scheduling

Performance management functions can also be broken into end-to-end performance measurement and infrastructure . Another activity is operational intelligence (OI), which focuses on real-time monitoring of business events, which relates to business processes, and unlike business activity monitoring (BAM).


Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
Alert Standard Format (ASF)
Common Information Model (CIM)
Desktop and Mobile Architecture for Hardware Hardware (DASH)
Systems Management Architecture for Hardware Server (SMASH)
Java Management Extensions (JMX)

Academic Preparation

Schools That offer gold-have offert degrees in the field of systems management include the University of Southern California , the University of Denver , Capitol Technology University , and Florida Institute of Technology .

See also

  • List of systems management systems
  • Service Management Application (ASM)
  • Business activity monitoring (BAM)
  • Business transaction management (BTM)
  • Computer Measurement Group (CMG)
  • Event correlation
  • Network management
  • Operational intelligence (OI)
  • System administration


  • Hegering, Heinz-Gerd; Abeck, Sebastian; Neumair, Bernhard (1999). Integriertes Management vernetzter System: Konzepte, Architekturen und deren betrieblicher Einsatz . Heidelberg: dpunkt-Verl. ISBN  3-932588-16-9 .

External links

  • Standards for Automated Resource Management
  • IT Systems management Forum Nederland


  1. Jump up^ “APM and MoM – Symbiotic Solution Sets” . APM Digest. 11 May 2012.

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